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Manhattan Neighborhood-Based Food Waste Drop-off Sites

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23rd & 8th C/E Commuter Composting Pilot, 8th Ave & W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011 view NYCityMap 

Organizer: NYC Compost Project
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves (Leaves need to be in clear plastic or brown paper bags.)
Days and Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays, 8 am – 11 am (closed 12/24 & 12/31)
Requirements: check website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Compost Project

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Location: 79th Street Greenmarket, 79th St & Columbus Ave, New York, NY, 10024 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Sundays, 9 am – 1:00 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: 82nd Street Greenmarket, East 82nd St & York Ave, New York, NY, 10028 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: 92nd Street Greenmarket, 92nd St & 1st Ave, New York, NY, 10128 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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Location: 103rd Street Community Garden, 105 East 103rd Street NY, NY 10029 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves
Days and Hours: 3rd Thursdays, 5 pm – 7 pm
Requirements: check website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updates
Composted By: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: 175th Street Greenmarket, 175th Street & Broadway, New York, NY, 10033 view NYCityMap  
Organizer: GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Thursdays 8 am - 2 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for seasonal updates
Composted By: GrowNYC community partners

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Location: Abingdon Square Greenmarket, West 12 St & 8th Ave, New York, NY, 10014 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 schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: Columbia University Greenmarket, Broadway, b/t 114 & 115 St, New York, NY, 10025  view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Sundays, 8 am – 1 pm; Thursdays 8 am - 3 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for schedule updates
Composted By: Sundays: NYC Department of Sanitation
Thursdays: NYC Compost Project

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Location: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket, E 47th St & 2nd Ave, New York, NY, 10017 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Wednesdays 8 am - 3 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess  website for seasonal updates
Composted By: NYC Compost Project

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Location: East Broadway & Rutgers Street Commuter Composting (East Broadway and Rutgers Street, 10002) view NYCityMap
Organizer: NYC Compost Project
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves (Leaves need to be in clear plastic or brown paper bags.)
Days and Hours: Wednesdays, 8 am – 11 am (closed 12/24 & 12/31)
Requirements: check website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Compost Project

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Location: Fort Washington Greenmarket, 168th St & Ft. Washington Ave, New York, NY, 10032 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Tuesdays 8 am - 3 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: NYC Compost Project

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Location: Governor's Island Public Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites, Governors Island, New York, NY, 10004  view NYCityMap
Organizer: NYC Compost Project
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves (Leaves need to be in clear plastic or brown paper bags.)
Days and Hours: whenever Governors Island is open to the public
Requirements: check Trust for Governors Island  leaving NYCWasteLess website for specific food scrap drop-off sites on Governors Island and schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Compost Project

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Location: Grand Street & Clinton Street Commuter Composting (Grand & Clinton Street, 10002) view NYCityMap
Organizer: NYC Compost Project
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves (Leaves need to be in clear plastic or brown paper bags.)
Days and Hours: Mondays & Fridays, 8 am – 11 am (closed 12/24 & 12/31)
Requirements: check website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Compost Project

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Location: Houston & First Ave Commuter Composting (Westside of 1st Avenue between East Houston Street and East 1st Street, 10009)  view NYCityMap
Organizer: NYC Compost Project
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves (Leaves need to be in clear plastic or brown paper bags.)
Days and Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 11 am (closed 12/24 & 12/31)
Requirements: check website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Compost Project

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Location: Inwood Greenmarket, Isham St between Seaman Ave & Cooper St, New York, NY, 10034 view NYCityMap
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 12 pm
Requirements: check website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updates
Composted By: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Lower East Side Ecology Center Community Garden, North side of East 7th St, between Ave B & Ave C, New York, NY, 10009 view NYCityMap
Organizer: Lower East Side Ecology Center leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Sundays, 8 am – 5 pm
Requirements: households only; no businesses or other commercial generators may drop off organic waste
Composted By: Lower East Side Ecology Center leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Mount Sinai Greenmarket, 99th St b/t Park and Madison, New York, NY, 10029 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Wednesdays, 8 am – 2 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By: GrowNYC Community Partners

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Location: Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park leaving NYCWasteLess, Park entrance on east side of 10th Avenue, just north of Dyckman Street 
Organizer: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps, leaves, garden trimmings
Days and Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm
Requirements:

Follow the Sherman Creek trail behind P.S. 5 to Swindler Cove. Drop off organic material in the green metal containers located in the Riley Levin Children's Garden. Do not include any metail, plastic, meat oils, cooked food, or invasive weeds. Contact jsmith@nyrp.org with any questions.

Composted By: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Tompkins Square Greenmarket, East 7th St. & Ave. A, New York, NY, 10009 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 schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: Tribeca Greenmarket, Greenwich St & Chambers St, New York, NY, 10007 view NYCityMap
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays and Wednesdays, 8 am – 1 pm
Requirements: check the GrowNYC leaving NYCWasteLess website for seasonal updates
Composted By:

Saturdays: NYC Department of Sanitation
Wednesdays: NYC Compost Project

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Location: Tucker Square Greenmarket, 66th St. & Columbus Ave., New York, NY, 10023 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: DSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 8 am – 1 pm
Requirements: check website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updates
Composted By: NYC Department of Sanitation

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Location: Union Square Greenmarket, 39 Union Square West, New York, NY, 10003 view NYCityMap
Organizer: Lower East Side Ecology Center leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 am – 5 pm
Requirements: households only; no businesses or other commercial generators may drop off organic waste
Composted By: Lower East Side Ecology Center leaving NYCWasteLess

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