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Community-Based Compost Sites in Queens

 

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With the help of the NYC Compost Project in Queens, 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

ARROW Community Garden
35th Street between 35th Avenue and 36th Avenue, 11106 view NYCityMap
photo: ARROW Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: varies
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Back to Eden Community Garden
144-55 Lakewood Avenue, 11435 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
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Beach 91st Street Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
136 Beach 91st Street, 11691 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 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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Dunton Community Garden
143-01 Shore Avenue, 11435 view NYCityMap 
photo: dunton 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
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Evergreen Community Garden
Colden Street at Juniper Avenue, 11355 view NYCityMap
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: open pile
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, leaves
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Intergenerational Garden at QGB leaving NYCWasteLess 
43-50 Main Street, 11355 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, leaves
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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JH Scraps
35th Ave & 69th Street, 11377 view NYCityMap 
Photo: JH Scraps Compost Site
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

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LIC Community Garden
49th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 5th Street, 11101 view NYCityMap
photo: LIC Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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LIC Roots Community Garden
47-08 30th Street, 11101 view NYCityMap
photo: LIC Roots Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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McIntosh Neighborhood Association Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
25-16 McIntosh Street, 11369 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, food scraps, leaves
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
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Merrick-Marsden Neighbors Association Garden
11818–11820 Merrick Boulevard, 11377 view NYCityMap 
Merrick-Marsden Compost Site 
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no

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New Life Community Farm
88-38 80th Street, 11421 view NYCityMap 
 
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Rockaway Hip Hop Community Garden
Rockaway Beach Boulevard at 59th Street, 11691 
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Smiling Hogshead Ranch leaving NYCWasteLess 
47-26 Davis Court, 11101 view NYCityMap 
photo: SmilingHogshead
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: open window, enclosed bins, open pile
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings, leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Sunnyside Gardens Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
48-21 39th Avenue, 11104 view NYCityMap
photo: Sunnyside Gardens Community Garden photo: Sunnyside Gardens Community Garden
Site Type: Community Garden
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Two Coves Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
11-01 30th Avenue, 11102 view NYCityMap
photo: Two Coves Community Garden photo: Two Coves Community 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: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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NYC Schools (K-12)

Growing Up Green Charter School leaving NYCWasteLess
39-37 28th Street, 11101 view NYCityMap
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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I.S. 204Q  leaving NYCWasteLess
36-41 28th Street, 11106 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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John Bowne High School leaving NYCWasteLess
63-25 Main Street, 11367 view NYCityMap
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, animal bedding, farm waste
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Lutheran School of Flushing and Bayside leaving NYCWasteLess 
36-02 Bell Boulevard, 11361 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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New Life Community Farm 
144-39 Gravett Road, 11367 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Soloman Schecter
P.O. Box 90065, 11690 
Site Type: NYC Schools (K-12)
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Park

Baby Park Aerated Static Pile
10-02 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, Queens, 11101 view NYCityMap 
image: baby park
Site Type: Park
Compost Container Type: 2-3 bin, open pile
Materials Composted on Site: food scraps, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Fort Totten Park leaving NYCWasteLess
Cross Island Pkwy. b/t Totten Ave and 15th Rd, 11360  view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Park
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Land Restoration Project
Queen Plaza South and 10th Street, 11101  view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Park
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Socrates Sculpture Park leaving NYCWasteLess 
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens, 11106  view NYCityMap 
image: socrates sculpture park
Site Type: Park
Compost Container Type: 2-3 bin, open pile
Materials Composted on Site: food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Residential

Berekely Co-op leaving NYCWasteLess 
77th Street and 35th Avenue, 11372 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Residential
Compost Container Type: n/a
Materials Composted on Site: n/a
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Celtic Park Co-op
48-10 43rd Street, 11377 view NYCityMap
photo: Celtic Park Co-op photo: Celtic Park Co-op
Site Type: Residential
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Ravenswood NYCHA Resident Green Committee leaving NYCWasteLess 
21st Street and 35th Avenue, 11106 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Residential
Compost Container Type: open pile
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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The Windsor Co-op
72-17 34th Avenue, 11372 view NYCityMap 
photo: bins
Site Type: Residential
Compost Container Type: open pile, enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Institution

The Compost Collective
50 Ascan Avenue, 11375 view NYCityMap
photo: Church in the Gardens
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Queens Botanical Garden leaving NYCWasteLess
43-50 Main Street, 11355 view NYCityMap
photo: Queens Botanical Garden photo: Queens Botanical Garden
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: open bin, enclosed bin, worm bins, 2 or 3 bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no

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Queens College Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
65-30 Kissena Blvd, 11367 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Queens County Farm Museum leaving NYCWasteLess
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, 11004 view NYCityMap
photo: Queens Country Farm Museum
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: open windrows
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps, manure from farm animals
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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St Mark's Compost Program, St. Marks Church leaving NYCWasteLess
33-50 82nd Street, 11372 view NYCityMap
photo: St Mark's Compost Program, St. Marks Church
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: yes at dsny compost giveback
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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St John's University leaving NYCWasteLess 
8000 Utopia Parkway, 11432 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: Institution
Compost Container Type: 2 or 3 bin, open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Business

Brooklyn Grange leaving NYCWasteLess 
37-18 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101 view NYCityMap 
image: windrow at brooklyn grange
Site Type: Business
Compost Container Type: open pile/bin, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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Build it Green!NYC  leaving NYCWasteLess
3-17 26th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: business
Compost Container Type: closed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: no
Compost Demonstration Site: yes

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McKinley's Children's Garden 
109th Avenue b/t Union Hall Street and 160th Street, 11433view NYCityMap 
Site Type: organization
Compost Container Type: open pile, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Rockaway Resource Recovery  leaving NYCWasteLess
Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Freeway, 11693 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: organization
Compost Container Type: open pile, enclosed bins
Materials Composted on Site: leaves
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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 Steinway Library leaving NYCWasteLess 
21-45 31st Street, 11105 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: organization
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a

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Tu Ha'Aretz CSA at Forest Hills Jewish Center leaving NYCWasteLess 
106-06 Queens Blvd, 11375 view NYCityMap 
Site Type: organization
Compost Container Type: enclosed bin
Materials Composted on Site: leaves, garden trimmings, food scraps
Received Compost from NYC: n/a
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