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Brooklyn Neighborhood-Based Food Waste Drop-Off Sites

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Compost bin at Prospect Heights Community Farm.

Location: 462 Halsey Community Garden, 462 Halsey Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11223  view NYCityMap 
Organizer: 462 Halsey Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: whenever the garden is open
Requirements: check website regularly for drop off schedule updates
Composted By: 462 Halsey Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess 

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Location: Bay Ridge Greenmarket, 3rd Ave & 95th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11209  view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 1 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: Build It Green!NYC Gowanus, 69 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215 view NYCityMap
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program  
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours:

Thursdays, 10 am – 6 pm;
Fridays, 10 am-4 pm

Requirements: please bring frozen scraps in a paper bag or reusable container
Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program 

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Location: Boro Park Greenmarket, 14th Ave b/t 49th and 50th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11219 view NYCityMap
Organizer: GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Thursdays 8 am - 1 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for seasonal updates
Composted By: GrowNYC community partners

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Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, Court St & Montague St, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 view NYCityMap
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 4 pm; Thursdays 8 am - 2 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: DSNY & GrowNYC community partners

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Location: Carrol Gardens Greenmarket, Carroll St, b/t Smith & Court, Brooklyn, NY, 11231    view NYCityMap
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours:

Sundays, 8 am – 1 pm

Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for seasonal updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: Commuter Composting at Greenpoint Avenue, G station, Drop-Off located in front of The Garden Food Market, 921 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222   view NYCityMap
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program  
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours:

Mondays, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Requirements: please bring frozen scraps in a paper bag or reusable container
Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program 

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Location: Compost For Brooklyn, Newkirk Ave & East 8th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11230 view NYCityMap
Organizer: Compost For Brooklyn leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps, leaves, garden trimmings
Days and Hours:

Saturdays, 10 am– 1 pm; Sundays, 1 – 4 pm; Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Requirements: check website regularly for drop off schedule updates
Composted By: Compost For Brooklyn leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Cortelyou Greenmarket, b/t Argyle & Rugby Rd, Brooklyn, NY, 11226 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps, leaves, garden trimmings
Days and Hours: Sundays, 8 am- 1 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: Fort Greene Greenmarket, Washington Park b/t Dekalb Ave & Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 view NYCityMap
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 3 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for seasonal updates
Composted By: DSNY & GrowNYC community partners

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Location: Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Prospect Park West & Plaza St West, Brooklyn, NY, 11238 view NYCityMap
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 3:30 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: DSNY & GrowNYC community partners

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Location: Heckscher Foundation Children's Garden, 136 Scholes Street Brooklyn, 11206   view NYCityMap 
Organizer: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves
Days and Hours: 3rd Mondays, 5 pm - 7 pm
Requirements: N/A
Composted By: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: McCarren Park Greenmarket, 229 North 12th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 view NYCityMap
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 2 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for seasonal updates
Composted By: GrowNYC community partners

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Location: McGolrick Park Farmers Market, Russel St. off Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222 view NYCityMap
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program  
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours:

Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm (June 2, 2013-December 29, 2013)

Requirements: please bring frozen scraps in a paper bag or reusable container
Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program 

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Location: North Brooklyn Compost Project, McCarren Park, 229 North 12th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 view NYCityMap
Organizer: North Brooklyn Compost Project leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm
Requirements: must assist with maintenance of compost site
Composted By: North Brooklyn Compost Project leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Prospect Heights Community Farm, 252 St. Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11238 view NYCityMap
Organizer: Prospect Heights Community Farm leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: check garden for open hours
Requirements: garden membership or drop-off during garden's open hours
Composted By: Prospect Heights Community Farm leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Red Hook Community Farm, 580 Columbia St, b/t Halleck St & Sigourney St, Brooklyn, NY, 11231 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: Red Hook Community Farm leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm (April - November)
Check the calendar on home page for winter  “community composting” times.
Requirements: bring compostables to "compost row" on the southwest edge of the farm and follow easy self-help composting instructions
Composted By: Red Hook Community Farm leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Sunset Park Greenmarket, 4th Avenue b/t 59th & 60th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11220 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 1 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: Williamsburg Greenmarket, Roebling & South 9th, b/t Division and Broadwayview NYCityMap 
Organizer: GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Thursdays, 8 am - 3 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: DSNY & GrowNYC community partners

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Location: Windsor Terrace - PS 154 Greenmarket, PS 154, 11th Ave, b/t Sherman & Windsor Pl., 11215 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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