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

Big Reuse Brooklyn

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

NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse Food Scrap Drop-off Locations

All sites are open rain or shine.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept commercial waste.


Big Reuse Queens (Commercial waste such as wood shavings is not accepted)
M-F 10am-6pm and weekends 10am-5pm
3-17 26th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102


Jackson Heights Greenmarket
78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Ave

Forest Hills Greenmarket
70th Avenue between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street

McGolrick Park Market's Down to Earth Farmers Market
10am-3pm Jan 24th, Feb 21st, Mar 20th
12pm-3pm All other Sundays until April 24th
Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Queens Library at Steinway
21-45 31st Street

Commuter Composting at Vernon Jackson 7
Drop-off located at the Northern tip of the Vernon Mall at Vernon Blvd & 50th Avenue


Commuter Composting at Broadway N/Q
Near the SE entrance to the Broadway N/Q, on 31st Street in front of the parking lot.


Big Reuse Brooklyn, in partnership with Gowanus Canal Conservancy
69 9th St, Gowanus NY 11215
In the green bins by the back door in the parking lot.


Queens Library at Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave between 42nd and 43rd Streets

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
8am-2pm (CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 2016)
Vernon Blvd & Broadway, Long Island City

Main Street, under "The Helix"


The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse is working hard to increase the number of opportunities for NYC residents to drop off food scraps and yard waste for local composting. We accept and process food scraps as part of the NYC Compost Project funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Please visit for more info. Our food scrap drop-off sites are made possible by our incredible community partners, including GrowNYC, Queens Library, and Hour Children Food Pantry. If you have an idea for a new drop off location, please let us know by emailing

Food Scrap Drop-Offs Managed by Our Community Partners:

NYC Compost Project

Compost for Brooklyn
Earth Matter
Lower East Side Ecology Center
North Brooklyn Compost Project
Project Farm
LIC Community Garden


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


NYC Compost Project

The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse accepts and processes food scraps as part of the NYC Compost Project funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Please visit for more info.

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.