Food Scrap Recycling & Composting
Updated: May 5, 2021
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.
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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.