NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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.

The NYC Compost Project offers compost-related workshops and classes, 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.

Snug Harbor: Food Scrap Drop-Off

The NYC Compost Project Food Scrap Drop-off Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is now accepting food scraps at the following times:

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Compost Demo Site)

Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Compost Demo Site, as part of Thrive on Thursdays events, June – Sept)

Saturdays: 9:00 – 2:30 PM (Gazebo Road, as part of Heritage Farm Stand Saturdays events, May – Nov)

Food scraps can be turned into useful compost that helps make NYC green. You can take food waste for composting to drop-off sites located throughout the five boroughs. Learn WHAT to drop off here, and learn WHERE in the five boroughs you can take it here!

St. George Greenmarket: Food Scrap Drop-Off

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor has partnered with many inspiring and amazing community groups to continue composting.  The food scrap drop-off site at the St George Greenmarket on St. Marks Place and Hyatt Street is now open.  Hours for dropoff are Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The food scraps will be composted at Snug Harbor. 

For more information about what food scraps are accepted, visit