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Residential Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites

Food scraps can be turned into useful compost that helps make NYC green. You can take certain food scraps for composting to drop-off sites (PDF) located throughout the five boroughs.


Find Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites

Food scrap drop-off sites are located in public spaces. Do not leave food scraps when sites are closed.

Site schedules are subject to change. In cases of severe weather or holidays, food scrap drop-off sites may be closed early or canceled. Please check the interactive drop-off map for the latest schedule updates.

Bring your pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and gourds to Pumpkin Smash events throughout NYC. They will be turned into compost to revitalize our soil. Pumpkin Smash events are marked on the map below with orange jack-o-lanterns.