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

Food Scrap Drop-off Locations

We host 14 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.

New drop-off day: Queens Library at Broadway is moving to Mondays from 1pm to 7pm starting October 17!

Dropping off Yard Waste

We accept yard waste at our staffed drop-off sites! Here are suggestions to ensure yard waste is composted.

  • Please bring no more than two large bags per drop-off period.
  • Use paper yard refuse bags. They save space in our bins and are fully compostable!
  • Please do not bring your yard waste to our Big Reuse Queens, Big Reuse Brooklyn, or partnered drop-off sites (Junkluggers).
  • Please do not leave yard waste at the drop-off site unless a staff member is available to accept your drop-off.

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

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: .