Open 7 Days a Week

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Big Reuse Queens

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2
queens@bigreuse.org

Big Reuse Brooklyn

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2
brooklyn@bigreuse.org

Food Scrap Drop-off Locations

We host 13 drop-off sites throughout western Queens and north Brooklyn. We collect food scraps rain or shine. Check back here or on Twitter @bigreuse for emergency closures. Please note that we do not accept commercial organic waste.

Memorial Day closure: Commuter Composting at Vernon-Jackson 7 and Queens Library at Steinway will be closed on Monday, May 30th!

Upcoming drop-off changes: Starting Tuesday, May 31st, the Queens Library at Steinway drop-off will be held on Tuesdays from 8am to 11am.

New drop-off: Starting Monday, June 13th, we will be holding a drop-off at the northeast corner of Irving Square Park in Bushwick on Mondays from 8am to 11am.


Click the day of the week below for a list of Big Reuse hosted drop-offs


Food Scrap Drop-Offs Managed by Our Community Partners:

Are you a part of community based composting program in NYC and want to be listed here? Let us know! Email compost@bignyc.org.

NYC Compost Project


The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993, provides compost education and outreach to NYC residents, community groups, city agencies and non-profits, runs the Master Composter Certificate Program, provides technical composting support, distributes DSNY compost & mulch, develops urban farms, and tables at public events throughout all five boroughs. The NYC Compost Project also operates neighborhood-based food scrap drop-off opportunities and ensures that those food scraps are composted locally. Please visit nyc.gov/zerowaste for more info.