GrowNYC Food Scrap Collection Schedule

GrowNYC offers food scrap collection at 60 Greenmarket, Youthmarket, Fresh Food Box, and (New!) commuter drop-off locations; see map and list below for details. Consult our main compost page for a guide of what we do and do not accept.

Please adhere to the drop-off schedule at each location. Food scraps cannot be accepted after stated hours.  All locations are year-round unless noted otherwise.

In cases of severe weather, markets may close early or be cancelled.  Please drop early and check our blog or follow us on social media for schedule updates.  

Partner Key:
DSNY = NYC Department of Sanitation
GrowNYC = GrowNYC + Community Compost Partners
LES Ecology Center = Lower East Side Ecology Center
BIG!NYCCP = NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse
Battery = Battery Conservancy
NYRP = New York Restoration Project
QBG = Queens Botanical Garden

Bronx 3rd Ave - 149th St Compost On-The-Go
149th St & 3rd Ave (2/3 train)
Fridays 7am-10:15am DSNY
Bronx 149th - Grand Concourse Compost On-The-Go
149th St & Grand Concourse (2/5 train)
Fridays 7:15am-10:15am DSNY
Bronx 161st St - Yankee Stadium Compost On-The-Go
161st St & River Ave (B/D train)
Fridays 7:30am-10:15am DSNY
Bronx Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st St
Tuesdays (Closed 07/04/17)
Jun 6 - Nov 21, 2017
8am-2pm GrowNYC
Bronx BronxWorks Fresh Food Box
1130 Grand Concourse, lobby
Wednesdays 3:30pm–6:30pm GrowNYC
Bronx Brook Ave Compost Compost On-The-Go
138th St & Brook Ave (6 train)
Fridays 6:45am-10am DSNY
Bronx Burnside Ave Compost Compost On-The-Go
Burnside & Jerome Aves (4 train)
Fridays 7:30am-10:30am DSNY
Bronx Fordham Plaza Compost On-The-Go
E Fordham Rd b/t Webster & 3rd Aves (Metro North)
Fridays 7am-11am DSNY
Bronx Fordham Road Compost On-The-Go
E Fordham Rd & Jerome Ave
Fridays 7:15am-10:45am DSNY
Bronx Hunts Point Ave Compost On-The-Go
163rd St, Southern Blvd & Hunts Point Ave (6 train)
Fridays 6:30am-9:45am DSNY
Bronx Learn It, Grow It, Eat It Youthmarket
McKinley Square at 169th St & Boston Rd
Jul 5 - Nov 22, 2017
10am-3pm GrowNYC
Bronx Parkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd
Jun 6 - Nov 17, 2017
8am-3pm GrowNYC


Poe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd St
Tuesdays (Closed 07/04/17)
Jun 20 - Nov 21, 2017
8am-1:30pm GrowNYC
Bronx West Farms Sq - E Tremont Ave Compost On-The-Go
E Tremont Ave & Boston Rd (2/5 train)
6:30am-9:30am DSNY
Brooklyn 462 Halsey Community Farm Fresh Food Box
462 Halsey Street
June 3 - Nov 18, 2017
11:30am-3:30pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn Bay Ridge Greenmarket
3rd Ave & 95th St
May 13 - Nov 18, 2017
8am-1pm DSNY
Brooklyn Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague



Brooklyn Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
Carroll St b/t Smith & Court
Sundays 8am-1pm DSNY
Brooklyn Cortelyou Greenmarket
b/t Argyle & Rugby Rds
Sundays 8am-1pm DSNY
Brooklyn Ft. Greene Greenmarket
Washington Park at DeKalb
Saturdays 8am-3pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
NW corner of Prospect Park
Saturdays 8am-3:30pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn McCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave and Driggs


8am-2pm GrowNYC

Parkside Plaza Greenmarket
Parkside Ave & Ocean Ave

Jun 11 - Nov 19, 2017

9am-1pm DSNY
Brooklyn Sunset Park Greenmarket
4th Ave b/t 59th & 60th Sts

Jul 1 - Nov 18, 2017

8am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 9th Ave
May 27 - Dec 23, 2017
8am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 79th St Greenmarket
79th & Columbus
Sundays 9am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 82nd St Greenmarket
82nd St b/t 1st & York
Saturdays 9am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 92nd Street Greenmarket
1st Ave b/t 92nd & 93rd Sts

Jun 25 - Nov 19, 2017

9am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 96th St Compost On-The-Go
96th St & Lexington Ave (6 train)


7:15am-10:30am DSNY
Manhattan 97th Street Greenmarket
W 97th & Columbus
Fridays 8am-2pm GrowNYC
Manhattan 116th St Compost On-The-Go
116th St & Lexington Ave (6 train)


7:30am-10:30am DSNY
Manhattan 137th St Compost On-The-Go
137th St & Broadway (1 train)


7:15am-11am DSNY
Manhattan 145th St Compost On-The-Go
145th & Edgecombe (A/B/C/D trains)


6:30am-10am DSNY
Manhattan 157th St Compost On-The-Go
157th St & Broadway (1 train)


7am-11am DSNY


175th Street Greenmarket
175th St b/t Broadway & Wadsworth
Jun 29 - Nov 16, 2017
8am-2pm GrowNYC
Manhattan 181st St Compost On-The-Go
Ft. Washington Ave b/t 183rd & 185th Sts (A train)


6:45am-11:15am DSNY
Manhattan Abingdon Square Greenmarket
W12th St & 8th Ave
Saturdays 8am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan Bowling Green Greenmarket
Broadway at Battery Place
Tuesdays (Closed 07/04/17) 8am-2pm Battery
Manhattan Cathedral Parkway (110th St) Compost On-The-Go
110th St & Central Park West (B/C trains)


6:45am-10:15am DSNY
Manhattan Central Park North (110th St) Compost On-The-Go
110th St, St. Nicholas & Lenox Ave (2/3 trains)


7am-10:15am DSNY
Manhattan Columbia University Greenmarket
Broadway b/t 114th & 115th Sts


Manhattan Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
E 47th St & 2nd Ave
Wednesdays 8am-3pm GrowNYC
Manhattan Dyckman St Compost On-The-Go
Dyckman St & Broadway (A train)


6:30am-11:30am DSNY
Manhattan Fort Washington Greenmarket
168th St & Ft. Washington Ave
Tuesdays (Closed 07/04/17)
Jun 7 - Nov 21, 2017
8am-3pm GrowNYC
Manhattan Inwood Greenmarket
Isham b/t Seaman & Cooper
Saturdays  8am-12pm NYRP
Manhattan Lenox Hill Fresh Food Box
1st Ave b/t 70th St & 71st St
Tuesdays (Closed 07/04/17) 3:30pm-6:30pm DSNY
Manhattan Mount Sinai Greenmarket
Madison Ave & 99th St
Jun 14 - Nov 22, 2017
8am-2pm GrowNYC
Manhattan Tompkins Square Greenmarket
E 7th St & Ave A
Sundays 8am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan Tribeca Greenmarket
Greenwich St at Chambers
Saturdays, year round
*Apr 5 - Dec 20, 2017


Manhattan Tucker Square Greenmarket
66th St at Columbus Ave
Manhattan Union Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square Park
Mon , Wed, Fri, Sat  8am-5pm LES Ecology Center
Manhattan Uptown Grand Central Fresh Food Box
125th Street at Park Ave
Wednesdays 3pm-7pm GrowNYC
Queens Corona Greenmarket
Roosevelt Ave at 103rd St
Jul 7 - Nov 17, 2017
8am-1pm GrowNYC
Queens Flushing Greenmarket
Maple Playground, Maple Ave & Kissena Blvd
Jul 5 - Nov 22, 2017
8am-1pm GrowNYC
Queens Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd & 70th Ave
Sundays 8am-2pm BIG!NYCCP
Queens Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 77th & 78th Sts
Sundays  8am-2pm BIG!NYCCP
Queens Rockaway Youthmarket
Beach Channel Drive and Beach 58th St
Jul 8 - Nov 18, 2017
10am-1pm GrowNYC
Queens Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd & 43rd St
Saturdays 8am-2pm BIG!NYCCP
Staten Island St. George Greenmarket
St. Marks & Hyatt St
Saturdays 8am-1pm DSNY
Staten Island Staten Island Mall Greenmarket
Marsh Ave & Ring Road (Parking Lot)
May 6 - Dec 26, 2017
8am-1pm DSNY


On June 15th, GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse hosted the first in our Chef Seasonal Dinner Series with top chefs from Del Posto, Gramercy Tavern, Oceana, Gotham Bar and Grill, and Grand Banks. 

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