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Community-Based Compost Sites in Manhattan

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With the help of the NYC Compost Project in Manhattan, 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 and B Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
East 6th Street and Avenue B, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: 6th and B 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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9th Street Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Avenue C between East 9th Street and East 10th Street, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: 9th Street Community Garden photo: 9th Street 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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11BC Serenity Garden
626 East 11th Street, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: 11BC Garden photo: 11BC 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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103rd Street Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
East 103rd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, 10029 view NYCityMap
photo: 103rd Street Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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124th St Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
West 124th Street between Mt. Morris Park West and Lennox Avenue, 10027 view NYCityMap
photo: 124th St Garden photo: 124th St Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: varies
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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All People's Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
293-295 East 3rd Street, 10009 view NYCityMap 
photo: All People's Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Carver Community Garden
242 East 124 Street, 10035 view NYCityMap
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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Chenchita's Garden
East 112th Street and Madison Avenue, 10029 view NYCityMap
photo: Chenchita's Garden photo: Chenchita's 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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Clinton Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
West 48th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue, 10036 view NYCityMap
photo: Clinton 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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Creative Little Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
530 East 6th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: Creative Little 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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Dias y Flores Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
520-522 East 13th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: Dias y Flores Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed 2 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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El Jardin de Paraiso leaving NYCWasteLess
East 4th Street and Avenue C, 10009 view NYCityMap 
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: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: n/a

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El Sol Brillante Garden
East 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: El Sol Brillante 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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El Sol Brillante Jr Garden
East 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: El Sol Brillante Jr Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Green Oasis Community Garden & Gilbert's Sculpture Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
374-388 East 8th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: Green Oasis Community Garden & Gilbert's Sculpture 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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Harlem Success Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
West 134th Street b/t Lenos and Powell Boulveard, 10039  view NYCityMap
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: n/a

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Herb Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
176-178 East 111th Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue, 10029 view NYCityMap
photo: Herb 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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La Plaza Cultural Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
East 9th Street and Avenue C, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: La Plaza Cultural Garden photo: La Plaza Cultural 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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Liz Christy Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
110 East Houston Street, 10009 view NYCityMap 
photo: Liz Christy 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: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: n/a

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Los Amigos Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
221 East 3rd Street between Avenue B and Avenue C, 10009 view NYCityMap
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: open pile
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Marian S. Heiskell Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
315 West 48th Street, 10036 view NYCityMap
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: n/a

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M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Rivington Street between Chrystie Street and Forsyth Street, in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, 10003 view NYCityMap
photo: M'Finda Kalunga 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

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Mission Garden 
Madison Ave and East 112th Street, 10029 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Morris Jumel Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
457 West 162nd Street, 10032  view NYCityMap
photo: Morris Jumel Community Garden photo: Morris Jumel Community Garden
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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Petit Versailles leaving NYCWasteLess
photo: Petit Versailles photo: Petit Versailles
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

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Pleasant Village Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
Pleasant Avenue between East 118th Street and East 119th Street, 10035 view NYCityMap
photo: Pleasant Village 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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Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
East 114th Street between Pleasant Avenue and First Avenue, 10029 view NYCityMap
photo: Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden photo: Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Target East Harlem Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
East 117th Street between Pleasant Avenue and First Avenue, 10029 view NYCityMap
photo: Target East Harlem Garden photo: Target East Harlem Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: open pile/bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Unity Gardens leaving NYCWasteLess 
West 128th Street and Lenox Ave, 10027 view NYCityMap
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps, leaves
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
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West Side Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
West 89th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue, 10024 view NYCityMap
photo: West Side Garden  
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: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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NYC Schools (K-12)

Columbia Secondary School leaving NYCWasteLess 
425 West 123rd Street, 5th floor, 10027view NYCityMap
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: n/a

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Earth School Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
600 East 6th Street, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: Earth School photo: Earth School
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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New York Harbor School leaving NYCWasteLess 
10 South Street, 10004 view NYCityMap 
photo: Harbor School Gardeners
Site Type: Organization
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: n/a
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Park

Inwood Hill Park leaving NYCWasteLess
West 218th Street and Indian Road, 10034 view NYCityMap
photo: Inwood Hill Park  
Site Type: Park
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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Sherman Creek Center leaving NYCWasteLess
3725 10th Avenue between Dyckman Street and 201st Street,  view NYCityMap
photo: Sherman Creek Center
Site Type: Park
Compost Container Type: open pile, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Stuyvesant Cove Park leaving NYCWasteLess
East 23rd Street and the East River, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: Stuyvesant Cove Park
Site Type: Park
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Residential

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Institution

Action Center 
6 River Terrace, 10282 view NYCityMap 
Site Type:  Institution
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: n/a

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City College of New York, The Bernard and Ann Spitzer School of Architechture leaving NYCWasteLess
East 103rd Street b/t Park and Lexington Avenues, 10029 view NYCityMap
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Common Ground leaving NYCWasteLess
photo: Common Ground
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Compost Learning Center leaving NYCWasteLess
Picnic Point, Governors Island, 10004 view NYCityMap  
image: compost learning center image: compost learning center
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: open pile, enclosed bins, 2 or 3 bin, chicken composting
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps, chicken and goat manure
Received Compost from NYC: yes
Compost Demonstration Site:  yes

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East River Park Compost Yard leaving NYCWasteLess
East River Park, New York, New York, 10009view NYCityMap
Site Type: Not for profit
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins and windrows
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: yes

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Friends Seminary leaving NYCWasteLess
222 East 16th Street, 10003 view NYCityMap
photo: Friends Seminary photo: Friends Seminary
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Sixth Street Community Center leaving NYCWasteLess
638 East 6th Street, 10009 view NYCityMap
photo: Sixth Street Community Center
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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Business

Urban Garden Center leaving NYCWasteLess 
1640 Park Avenue, 10035 view NYCityMap
photo: Urban Garden Center bins
Site Type: Business
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
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