The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Lower East Side Ecology Center offers food scrap drop-off sites across the city. We are piloting a 24-hour accessible community composting drop-off site at our East River Park Compost Yard.

To ensure that we have the best organic material for composting, this 24-hour drop-off is secured with a combination lock. Please fill out our request form to gain access to this bin.

Please note: we accept food waste from households only. NO businesses or other commercial generators may drop off.

For information on other Food Scrap Drop-off Sites in NYC visit: