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

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.

Independence Day closure: The Vernon-Jackson 7 drop-off and the Irving Square Park drop-off will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

New drop-off: We have a new drop-off at Irving Square Park in Bushwick (Knickerbocker Ave. and Halsey St.) 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

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 for more info.