The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse is part of a community-scale composting network that works to rebuild our soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally.
Questions about compost? Email [email protected]
We compost food scraps locally at our processing site under the Queensboro Bridge in LIC, Queens and at our Salt Lot facility located on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. In 2016, we diverted over 1 million pounds of organic waste from landfills! Email [email protected] to learn about tours.
We help improve the soil in our neighborhood by distributing finished compost to community greening groups and through volunteer powered stewardship events. To help out, contact us at [email protected]
Help reduce landfill waste and methane emissions by saving your food scraps and bringing them to a food scrap drop-off site (FSDO).
In the Fall of 2019 many FSDOs throughout the city transitioned to new management under GrowNYC. Big Reuse still manages six drop-off locations. If your community group accepts food scraps and wants to be listed on the city-wide FSDO map, or if you would like to open a Public Food Scrap Drop-Off Site for Your Community, click here.
Manuals, explainers, and tips from the NYC Compost Project on how you can make and use compost at home. It's easier (and less messy) than you think!
- What can I compost?
- How do I store food scraps and transport them to drop-off sites?
- Can I drop off yard waste?
- Where else in NYC can I drop-off food scraps?
- Are there informational videos that I can watch about organics recycling in NYC?
- How have your drop-offs grown through time?
Our Partners In The Compost Project