NYC Resources 311 Office of the Mayor
Newsletter Signup Printer Friendly Email a Friend Translate This Page
Text Size: A A A
NYC - recycle more, waste less New York City Recycles NYC Department of Sanitation
Community-Based Compost Sites in the Bronx

Share/Bookmark 

With the help of the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, 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

Bainbridge Avenue Garden 
2974-2980 Bainbridge Avenue, 10458 view NYCityMap
photo: Bainbridge Community Garden photo: Bainbridge 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: yes
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Botanical Square Community Garden
Botanical Square South and East 201st Street, 10458 view NYCityMap
photo: Botanical Square Children's Garden photo: Botanical Square Children's Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Brook Park leaving NYCWasteLess
Brook Avenue and East 141st Street, 10454 view NYCityMap
photo: Brook Park photo: Brook Park
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

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Clay Avenue Community Garden
1328-1332 Clay Avenue, 10456 view NYCityMap
photo: Claremont Homeowners Group photo: Claremont Homeowners Group
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Davidson Avenue Community Garden 
2385 Davidson Avenue, 10468 view NYCityMap 
photo: finished compost photo: sign making
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Drew Gardens 
East Tremont Avenue between West Farms Road and East 177th Street; 10460 view NYCityMap
photo: Drew Gardens photo: Drew Gardens
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, open pile/bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: yes
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



El Girasol Community Garden
East 138th Street between St. Ann's Avenue and Cypress Avenue, 10459 view NYCityMap
photo: El Girasol photo: El Girasol
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

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Fordham Bedford Lot Busters
2592-97 Bainbridge Avenue, 10458 view NYCityMap
photo: Fordham Bedford Lot Busters photo: Fordham Bedford Lot Busters
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

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Franklin Memorial Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
1062 Cauldwell Avenue, 10456 view NYCityMap
photo: Franklin Memorial photo: Franklin Memorial
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: open pile/bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Garden of Happiness leaving NYCWasteLess
2156-2160 Prospect Avenue, 10456 view NYCityMap
photo: Garden of Happiness photo: Garden of Happiness
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: yes
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Krystal Garden

2085-2093 Vyse Avenue, 10460 view NYCityMap
photo: Krystal Garden photo: Krystal Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



La Finca del Sur South Bronx Urban Farmer Cooperative leaving NYCWasteLess
East 138 Street and Grand Concourse, 10451 view NYCityMap
photo: La Finca del Sur photo: La Finca del Sur
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Neighborhood Advisory Committee Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
360-62 East 151st Street, 10455 view NYCityMap
photo: Neighborhood Advisory Committee photo: Neighborhood Advisory Committee
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: yes
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Padre Plaza Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
281-283 St. Ann's Avenue, 10454 view NYCityMap
photo: Padre Plaza photo: Padre Plaza
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

 back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Risse Street Garden Committee
West Mosholu Parkway South, Grand Concourse, Jerome Avenue, 10458  view NYCityMap
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



River Garden
Devoe Avenue between East 179th and 180th Streets, 10460 view NYCityMap
photo: River Garden photo: River 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

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Roberto Clemente Community Garden
1272-1280 Shakespeare Avenue, 10452 view NYCityMap
photo: Roberto Clemente Community Garden photo: Roberto Clemente Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Sherman Avenue Association
953-955 Sherman Avenue, 10456 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
back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites

Taqwa Community Farm leaving NYCWasteLess

90 West 164th Street, 10452 view NYCityMap

photo:Taqwa Garden photo: Taqwa composters
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

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Tremont Community Garden
East 178th Street and LaFontaine Avenue, 10457 view NYCityMap
photo: Tremont Community Garden photo: Tremont Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



NYC Schools (K-12)

CS 211X
1919 Prospect Ave, 10457 view NYCityMap
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Dewitt Clinton High School leaving NYCWasteLess
100 West Mosholu Parkway South, 10468 view NYCityMap
photo: Dewitt Clinton High School photo: Dewitt Clinton High School
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


 Ethical Culture Fieldston School leaving NYCWasteLess
3901 Fieldston Road, 10471 view NYCityMap
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, open plie/bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites

John F. Kennedy High School's Enchanted Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Tibbett Avenue and West 230th Street, 10463 view NYCityMap
photo: John F. Kennedy High School's Enchanted Garden photo: John F. Kennedy High School's Enchanted Garden
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: yes
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Riverdale Country School Lower 
1 Spaulding Lane, 10471 view NYCityMap
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites

Park

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum leaving NYCWasteLess
895 Shore Road in Pelham Park, 10464 view NYCityMap
photo: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum photo: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Site Type: Park
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, open pile/bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Demo Site leaving NYCWasteLess
Mosholu Avenue, off of Broadway, 10463 view NYCityMap
photo: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Demo Site photo: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Demo Site
Site Type: Park
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: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Residential

Amalgamated Housing Van Cortlandt Village CSA leaving NYCWasteLess
Hillman Avenue between Sedgwick Avenue & Van Cortlandt Park South, 10463 view NYCityMap
photo: Van Cortlandt Village CSA at Amalgamated Housing photo: Van Cortlandt Village CSA at Amalgamated Housing
Site Type: Residential
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Institution

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
1925 Eastchester Road, 10461 view NYCityMap
photo: Albert Einstein College of Medicine  
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Bon Secours New York Health Systems/Schervier Garden  leaving NYCWasteLess
2975 Independence Avenue, 10463 view NYCityMap
photo: Bon Secours New York Health Systems/Schervier Garden photo: Bon Secours New York Health Systems/Schervier Garden
Site Type: Institution
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

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Fordham University - St. Rose's Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
441E Fordham Road, 10458view NYCityMap
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


Manhattan College leaving NYCWasteLess
4513 Manhattan College Parkway, 10471 view NYCityMap
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites


 

The New York Botanical Garden: Home Gardening Center leaving NYCWasteLess
2900 Southern Blvd, 10458 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites



Business

Check back soon for new listings!

back to top | back to section | back to community-based compost sites




Copyright The City of New York Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use