When can I drop off my food scraps?
Our drop-off sites are open on Sundays. You can drop off at McGolrick Park from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and at Transmitter Park from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on weekly updates including weather-related closures, schedule changes, and more! 
What can I put in the bin?
We currently accept the following items: all fruit and vegetable scraps (including citrus), coffee grounds, coffee beans, coffee filters, tea, tea bags (without any metal or plastic), eggshells, bread, rice, dry grains, nuts, compostable cups, dishes, and utensils.
The following items are NOT accepted: meat, fish, whole eggs, bones, oyster, clam, or mussel shells, dairy products, rubber bands, gloves, plastic, paper towels and napkins, kitty litter or other pet waste. Please do NOT put these items in the bins. 
Where do the scraps go?
The scraps are transported to Big Reuse in Brooklyn and Queens to be processed into nutrient-rich compost! The finished compost is distributed to community gardens, farms, and individuals throughout New York City and helps amend contaminated urban soils. 

I'm interested in composting at home but I don't know where to begin! Can you help?
We are happy to hear that you're interested in home composting! You can find resources and guides to indoor and outdoor composting in the section above. Please feel free to reach out to us with compost-related questions and we will do our best to provide guidance and specific resources!