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

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.

ALL WEEK:

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
 

SUNDAYS:

Jackson Heights Greenmarket
8am-2pm
78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Ave

Forest Hills Greenmarket
8am-2pm
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
 

MONDAYS:

Queens Library at Steinway
8am-11am
21-45 31st Street

Commuter Composting at Vernon Jackson 7
8am-11am
Drop-off located at the Northern tip of the Vernon Mall at Vernon Blvd & 50th Avenue

TUESDAYS:

Commuter Composting at Broadway N/Q
8am-11am
Near the SE entrance to the Broadway N/Q, on 31st Street in front of the parking lot.

THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS:

Big Reuse Brooklyn, in partnership with Gowanus Canal Conservancy
10am-5pm
69 9th St, Gowanus NY 11215
In the green bins by the back door in the parking lot.

SATURDAYS:

Queens Library at Broadway
11am-3pm
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

Sunnyside Greenmarket
8am-2pm
Skillman Ave between 42nd and 43rd Streets

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

9:30am-3:30pm
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 nyc.gov/compostproject 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 compost@bignyc.org.

Food Scrap Drop-Offs Managed by Our Community Partners:

NYC Compost Project

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

 

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 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 nyc.gov/zerowaste 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.