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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What can I compost?
- How do I store food scraps and transport them to drop-off sites?
- Can I drop off yard waste?
Yes you can! We accept yard waste at staffed drop-off sites! (Do not bring yard waste to our Big Reuse Brooklyn, Junkluggers, Socrates Sculpture Park, or Broadway Library locations.) Here are suggestions to ensure that your yard waste is composted.
- Please limit your-drop off to no more than two (2) large yard bags per drop-off period.
- We cannot accept or process root balls or branches greater than 1/2-inch diameter.
- Yard waste must be bundled or packaged. We prefer that you bring yard waste in paper refuse bags as they are fully compostable.
- Do not leave yard waste at the drop-off site unless a staff member is available to accept your drop-off.
- 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?
- Check out our archive of compost newsletters