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 will be accepting food scraps on Thursdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Food scrap dropoff will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020.

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.  On January 23, the food scrap drop-off site re-opened at the St George Greenmarket on St. Marks Place and Hyatt Street.  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