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Food Scrap Recycling & Composting

Updated: May 5




Food Scrap Dropoff Sites


Riverdale Y Market

The Riverdale Food Scrap Collective will be accepting food scraps from Sundays 11:30am to 12:30pm ONLY. What to drop off:

  • Fruit, vegetables, and eggshells

  • Coffee, tea, and nuts

  • Dried flowers and houseplants

  • Rice, pasta, bread, and grains


Church of the Mediator

Volunteers accept food scraps Saturdays between 10 a.m. and noon.


Lehman College

Mondays 8:00am - 10:0am


Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

Wednesday from noon - 2pm, seasonally.


James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center

Our drop-off site is open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm accepting scraps including:

  • tea bags

  • coffee grounds

  • egg shells

  • wilted flowers and dead plants including the soil

  • meat, fish, cheese and any dairy products are not currently acceptable

Make Your Own Compost!

Click here for a 2-minute tutorial in how to begin composting in your own yard.


Interested in starting your own community compost initiative?

Contact the NYC Compost Project at the New York Botanical Garden, compost@nybg.org or 718-817-8543.


Compost pick-up services (fees vary):


Vokashi- Pick up service in NYC and Westchester. Includes a compost pod option which allows neighbors to split costs and maximize efficiency by serving multiple households in a single stop.


Greenfeen Organix- Bronx based worker-owned coop, processes organic waste into compost.


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