Compost Drop-off Locations

The Lower East Side Ecology Center offers eight food waste drop-off sites (hours and locations listed below). Please note: these are the only locations where we accept food waste drop-offs and we accept food waste from households only. NO businesses or other commercial generators may drop off.

 

Union Square

Union Square Greenmarket Compost Stand Northeast corner of the market along East 17th Street, close to Union Square East/Park Avenue.

Hours: M/W/F/Sat, 8:00am-5:00pm, year-round

Union Square is accessible by mass transit using the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, or L trains as well as the M14A and M14D buses.

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Lower East Side Ecology Center Community Garden

East 7th Street b/w Ave B and C, north side

Hours: Sundays, 8:00am-5:00pm, year-round

Kitchen scraps may be dropped off during Garden open hours. Please empty kitchen scraps into the bin near the gate. Do not leave any bags in front of the gate.

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East River Compost Yard

Visit our bin at our East River Compost Yard (GPS coordinates: 40.711055, -73.978847)

This drop-off site can be accessed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It is a locked bin and requires an access code. Please fill out the request form to gain access to this bin: bit.ly/eastrivercompost

Commuter Compost: 1st Ave/1st St

First Avenue between Houston & First Street, west side of First Avenue

Hours: M/W/F, 8:00am-11:00am, year-round.

This site is accessible by mass transit using the F train as well as the M14 and M21 buses.

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Commuter Compost: 23rd St and 8th Ave

West 23rd Street at 8th Avenue, South side of W 23rd Street, just west of 8th Avenue, in front of the Vitamin Shoppe.

Hours: Tu/Th, 8:00am-11:00am, year-round

This site is accessible by mass transit using the C and E trains as well as the M20 bus.

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Commuter Compost: Clinton St and Grand St

On Clinton Street at Grand Street, SW corner of the intersection

Hours: M/F, 8:00am-11:00am, year-round

This side is accessible by mass transit using the M14A bus and getting off at Clinton Street.

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Commuter Compost: East Broadway and Rutgers

On East Broadway at Rutgers, SE corner of the intersection

Hours: Wednesday, 8:00am-11:00am, year-round

This site is accessible by mass transit using the F train to East Broadway.

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Commuter Compost: Hudson Square

Hudson Square – 6th Ave & Spring St, East side of 6th Avenue just north of Spring Street, in front of the entrance to God’s Love We Deliver

Hours: T/Th, 8:00am-11:00am, year-round.

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Commuter Compost: 127 Street & Malcolm X

Harlem -127 Street Street & Malcolm X Boulevard

Hours: W, 8:00am-11:00am, year-round.

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