Open 7 Days a Week

10am - 6pm

Big Reuse Queens

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2

Big Reuse Brooklyn

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2

NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse is part of a community-scale composting network that works to rebuild our soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunties they need to produce and use compost locally. We host weekly food scrap drop-off locations, train New Yorkers in urban composting best practices, and produce high-quality compost to amend our city’s soils. The finished compost is used in community gardens, on street trees, and in public beautification projects.

Food Scrap Drop-off Locations

Bring your food scraps to one of our 10 drop-off locations. All food scraps are composted locally at our LIC composting site. (No Commercial waste)

Tours and Volunteer Events

Check out upcoming volunteer opportunities and site tours!

Buy Compost 

PREMIUM EARTHWORM COMPOST available in 3.5 gal. buckets (18 Lbs). Vermicompost made in Queens, NY!



Compost for Community Greening Projects

We have finished compost available for street tree care, community garden, and more. Reserve some today!

Frequently asked questions

Learn what you can and can't compost, what we do with all those food scraps, and more!

Other questions? Send us an email at

NYC Compost Project

The NYC Compost Project was created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993. It provides compost education and outreach to residents, community groups, city agencies and non-profits, runs the Master Composter Program, provides technical support, distributes compost & mulch, develops urban farms, and operates food scrap drop-off opportunities and composts the material locally. For more info: .