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Community-Based Compost Sites in Brooklyn

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With the help of the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn, many of the organizations listed below have developed active, outdoor composting operations where leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps, and other organic materials are composted.

If you would like to learn more about community composting or have a site that would like to become a community-based compost site, please contact the compost project site in your borough.

NOTE: If you are a NYC resident interested in dropping off leaves, garden trimmings, or food scraps, please see community drop-offs.

Site Type

Community Garden
NYC Schools (K-12)
Park
Residential
Institution
Business



Community Garden

6th Ave / 15th Street Green Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
274 15th Street, 11215 view NYCityMap
photo: 6/15 Green Gardenphoto: composter
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bin, open pile
Materials Composted on Site:varies
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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64th Street Garden  leaving NYCWasteLess 
373 64th Street, 11220 view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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100 Quincy Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
100 Quincy Street, 11238 view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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462 Halsey Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
462 Halsey Street, 11233 view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bin, open pile
Materials Composted on Site:varies
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Amazing Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
Corner of Columbia and Carroll Streets, 11231  
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC:no

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BRM Bed Stuy Farm leaving NYCWasteLess
255 Bainbridge Street, 11223 view NYCityMap
photo: Bed Stuy Farmphoto: Bed Stuy Farm
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:tumbler
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Brooklyn Bears Carlton Avenue Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Carlton Avenue between Greene Avenue and Fulton Street, 11238 view NYCityMap
photo: Brooklyn Bears Carlton Avenue Gardenphoto: Brooklyn Bears Carlton Avenue Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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Brooklyn's Finest
48 Lefferts Place, 11238 view NYCityMap
image: brooklyn's finestimage: brooklyln's finest
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Brownsville Student Farm Project  leaving NYCWasteLess 
235 Union Street, 11231  view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Bushwick City Farm
895 Broadway, 11206  view NYCityMap
photo: Bushwick City Farmphoto: Bushwick City Farm
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps, chicken manure
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Church Avenue Communal Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, 11226 view NYCityMap
photo: Church Avenue Communal Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Clifton Place Community Garden   leaving NYCWasteLess 
1035 Bedford Avenue, 11216   view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Compost for Brooklyn leaving NYCWasteLess
Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street, 11230 view NYCityMap
photo: Compost for Brooklynphoto: Compost for Brooklyn
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Crow Hill Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Franklin Avenue between Sterling Place and Park Place, 11238 view NYCityMap
photo: Crow Hill Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:1 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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David Foulke Memorial Garden
250 Bergen Street, 11217 view NYCityMap
photo: David Foulke Memorial Gardenphoto: David Foulke Memorial Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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East 4th Street Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
179 East 4th Street, 11218 view NYCityMap
photo: East 4th Street Community Gardenphoto: East 4th Street Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, open pile, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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East End Community Garden  
Glenmore Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue, 11207 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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East New York Farms! UCC Youth Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
613 New Lots Avenue, 11207 view NYCityMap
photo: East New York Farms! UCC Youth Gardenphoto: East New York Farms! UCC Youth Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:yes

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Eldert Street Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
315 Eldert Street, 11237 view NYCityMap
photo: Eldert Street Gardenphoto: Eldert Street Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Flatbush CommUNITY Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
1550 Albemarle Road, 11226 view NYCityMap
photo: Flatbush CommUNITY Gardenphoto: Flatbush CommUNITY Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:varies
Materials Composted on Site:varies
Received Compost from NYC:yes

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Floral Vineyard Community Garden
2381 Pitkin Avenue, 11207 view NYCityMap
photo: Floral Vineyard Community Gardenphoto: Floral Vineyard Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Floyd Bennett Gardens Association (FBGA) leaving NYCWasteLess
1 Floyd Bennet Field, 11234 view NYCityMap
photo: Floyd Bennett Gardens Associationphoto: Floyd Bennett Gardens Association
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:yes
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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Garden of Union
634-36 Union Street, 11215 view NYCityMap
photo: Garden of Unionphoto: Garden of Union
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:yes

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Granja Los Colibries Community Garden   leaving NYCWasteLess 
219 34th Street, 11220  view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Greene Acres Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Corner of Greene Avenue and Franklin Avenue, 11238 view NYCityMap
photo: Green Acres Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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Immani 2 Community Garden
1680 Pacific Street, 11213 view NYCityMap
photo: immani 2 community gardenphoto: immani 2 community garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps, horse manure
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Jane Bailey Community Garden
325 Greene Avenue, 11238 view NYCityMap
image: jane bailey community garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Java Street Garden   leaving NYCWasteLess 
59 Java Street, 11222  view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Jefferson Street Garden
321 Jefferson Street, 11237 view NYCityMap
photo: Jefferson Street Gardenphoto: Jefferson Street Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Mama Dees Community Garden
Dean Street, between Bedford Avenue and Rogers Avenue, 11238 view NYCityMap
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins, open pile
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Old Stone House  leaving NYCWasteLess 
336 3rd Street, 11215  view NYCityMap 
photo: bin buildingphoto: Old Stone House composters
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin, 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Powell Street Community Garden 
Livonia Avenue between Powell Street and Junius Street, 11212 
photo: bin buildingphoto: Powell composters
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin, 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Prospect Farm leaving NYCWasteLess
1194 Prospect Avenue, 11218 view NYCityMap
photo: tablingphoto: sifting
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin, 2 or 3 bin, trench composting
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Prospect Heights Community Farm leaving NYCWasteLess
252 Saint Mark's Avenue, 11238  view NYCityMap
photo: Prospect Heights Community Farmphoto: Prospect Heights Community Farm
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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Red Shed Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
266 Skillman Avenue, 11211 view NYCityMap
photo: Red Shed Gardenphoto: Red Shed Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Shiloh Community Garden
Monroe Street near Tompkins Avenue, 11216 view NYCityMap
photo: Shiloh Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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South Brooklyn Children’s Garden  leaving NYCWasteLess 
204 Columbia Street, 11231  view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Southside Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
South 4th Street and Hewes Street, 11211 view NYCityMap
photo: Southside Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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St. John Cantius leaving NYCWasteLess
476 New Jersey Avenue, 11207  view NYCityMap
photo: St. John Cantiusphoto: St. John Cantius
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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St. Marks Prospect Heights Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
207 St. Marks Avenue, 11238 view NYCityMap
photo: St. Marks Prospect Heights Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Temple of David Community Garden  
744 Dumont Avenue, 11207  view NYCityMap 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Tranquility Farm 
Corner of Willoughby Avenue and Throop Avenue, 11206 
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Vernon-Throop Community Garden
253 Throop Avenue, 11206  view NYCityMap
photo: Vernon-Throop Community Gardenphoto: Vernon-Throop Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Warren/St Marks Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Warren Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue, 11217 view NYCityMap
photo: Warren/St Marks Community Gardenphoto: Warren/St Marks Community Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:varies
Materials Composted on Site:varies
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Woodbine Block Association Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
146 Woodbine Street, 11221 view NYCityMap
photo: Woodbine Block Association Gardenphoto: Woodbine Block Association Garden
Site Type:Community Garden
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps, sawdust
Received Compost from NYC:no

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NYC Schools (K-12)

3 Stars Garden
51 Edwards Street, 11205 view NYCityMap
Site Type:NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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The Brooklyn New School leaving NYCWasteLess
610 Henry Street, 11231  view NYCityMap
photo: The Brooklyn New Schoolphoto: The Brooklyn New School
Site Type:NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type:outdoor worm bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Bushwick Campus Farm  leaving NYCWasteLess 
400 Irving Avenue, 11237 view NYCityMap 
photo: compostersphoto: garden
Site Type:NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bin, open pile
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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The High School for Public Service leaving NYCWasteLess
60 Kingston Avenue, 11203 view NYCityMap
image: high school for public serviceimage: high school for public service
Site Type:NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type:2-3 bin systems
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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The Green School / Sprout Farms   leaving NYCWasteLess
233 Graham Avenue #1F, 11206  view NYCityMap
Site Type:NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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PS 123 Garden
100 Irving Avenue, 11237 view NYCityMap
photo:finished compost and bin
Site Type:NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type:2-3 bin system, enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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PS 185 leaving NYCWasteLess
86-01 Ridge Boulevard, 11209 view NYCityMap
Site Type:NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Park

North Brooklyn Compost Project leaving NYCWasteLess
McCarren Park (opposite 228 North 12th Street), 11211 view NYCityMap
photo: North Brooklyn Compost Projectphoto: North Brooklyn Compost Project
Site Type:Park
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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Residential

Whitman-Ingersoll Resident Green Committee  
149 North Portland Avenue, 11205  view NYCityMap
photo: Whitman-Ingersoll House composters
Site Type:Residential
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Institution
Brooklyn Botanic Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
1000 Washington Avenue, 11225 view NYCityMap
photo: Brooklyn Botanic Gardenphoto: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Site Type:Institution
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Brooklyn College leaving NYCWasteLess
2900 Bedford Avenue, 11201 view NYCityMap
image: brooklyn collegeimage: brooklyn college
Site Type:Institution
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:yes

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy leaving NYCWasteLess
Second Avenue between 5th Street and the Gowanus Canal, 11215 view NYCityMap
photo: Greenpoint Lutheran Church of the Messiahphoto: Greenpoint Lutheran Church of the Messiah
Site Type:Institution
Compost Container Type:enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Kingsborough Community College    leaving NYCWasteLess 
2001 Oriental Avenue, 11235  view NYCityMap 
photo: bin buildphoto: garden
Site Type:Institution
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Schaef Earth Garden of the Park Slope United Methodist Church leaving NYCWasteLess
414 6th Avenue, 11215 view NYCityMap
photo: Schaef Earth Garden of the Park Slope United Methodist Churchphoto: Schaef Earth Garden of the Park Slope United Methodist Church
Site Type:Institution
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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Wykoff Farm Museum leaving NYCWasteLess
5186 Clarendon Road, 11203 view NYCityMap
photo: Wykoff Farm Museumphoto: Wykoff Farm Museum
Site Type:Institution
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:yes

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Business

Added Value leaving NYCWasteLess
370 Van Brunt Street, 11231 view NYCityMap
photo: Added Valuephoto: Added Value
Site Type:Business
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin, open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site:leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:yes

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Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger leaving NYCWasteLess
2010 Fulton Street, 11233 view NYCityMap
photo: Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
Site Type:Business
Compost Container Type:2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site:garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no
Compost Demonstration Site:yes

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Eagle Street Rooftop Farm leaving NYCWasteLess
44 Eagle Street, 11211 view NYCityMap
photo: Eagle Street Rooftop Farmphoto: Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Site Type:Business
Compost Container Type:varies
Materials Composted on Site:food scraps
Received Compost from NYC:no

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