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Queens Neighborhood-Based Food Waste Drop-Off Sites

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BIG!Compost accepting food scraps at the Broadway N/Q train stop in Astoria.

Location: 35th Ave and 69th Street, Jackson Heights, NY, 11377view NYCityMap
Organizer: JH Scraps leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps, leaves, garden trimmings
Days and Hours: Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm (summer only, 69th Street), Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm (78th Street & 34th Avenue) year round
Requirements:
Composted By: JH Scraps leaving NYCWasteLess 

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Location: Astoria CSA at ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35th Street, Astoria, NY, 11106  view NYCityMap (35th Street b/w 35th & 36th Avenues)
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves
Days and Hours: Thursday, 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm (May 30, 2013- December 5, 2013; closed on major holidays)
Requirements: Food scrap drop off during CSA distribution hours. Please contact the CSA directly to inquire about participating in their compost program at AstoriaCSAInfo@gmail.com.
Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Commuter Composting at Broadway N/Q, 32-15 31st Street, Astoria, NY, 11106 view NYCityMap (Just outside the subway entrance to the Broadway N/Q, on 31st Street across from the Rite Aid)
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Tuesday, 8 am - 10 am (closed on major holidays)
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: Commuter Composting at Vernon-Jackson 7, located at Vernon Blvd & 50th Ave, Long Island City, 11101 view NYCityMap (north corner of the Vernon Mall)
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Monday, 8 am - 11 am (closed on major holidays)
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: Forest Hills Greenmarket, Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue, Forest Hills, Queens, NY 11375 view NYCityMap (south side of Queens Blvd. at 70th Avenue)
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Sundays, 10 am - 12 pm (during the growing season, closed on major holidays)
Requirements: for most current information, please email compost@bignyc.org
Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Jackson Heights Greenmarket, 34th Ave at 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY, 11372 view NYCityMap
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm (closed on major holidays)
Requirements: food scrap drop off only when farmers market is in operation
Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Long Island City Community Garden, 49th Ave between Vernon Blvd and 5th St, Long Island City, NY, 11101 view NYCityMap
Organizer: Long Island City Community Garden 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: email licgardencompost@gmail.com for info
Requirements:

Food scrap drop off during designated collection times only.  For more information, email licgardencompost@gmail.com or visit the LIC Community Garden  leaving NYCWasteLess website.

Composted By: Long Island City Community Garden leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Long Island City Community Supported Agriculture, 36-49 11th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11106 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Mondays, 3 pm - 6 pm
Thursdays, 4 pm - 7 pm
Requirements:

Please contact the CSA directly to inquire about participating in their compost program at longislandcitycsa@gmail.com.

Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129 view NYCityMap
Organizer: Queens County Farm Museum leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Requirements: Food scrap drop-off available during farm open hours. There are three large black compost tumblers located by the hanger (just north of the main field). At any given time, one of the tumblers is marked "open." Simply open the lid on the tumbler, place food scraps in and close the lid again. For more information contact queensfarmcomposters@gmail.com
Composted By: Queens County Farm Museum leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Queens Library Broadway Branch, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY, 11103 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 1 pm - 3 pm (closed on major holidays)
Requirements: for most current information, please email compost@bignyc.org
Composted By BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Queens Library Steinway Branch, 21-45 31 Street, Astoria, NY 11105 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 am - 10 am
(closed on major holidays)
Requirements: for most current information, please email compost@bignyc.org
Composted By BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Queens Library Sunnyside Branch, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY, 11104 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12 pm (closed on major holidays)
Requirements: for most current information, please email compost@bignyc.org
Composted By BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Queens Library at Woodside, 54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY, 11377 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: Smiling Hogshead Ranch leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Tuesdays 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm from March through December
Requirements: please bring frozen scraps in a paper bag or reuseable container
Composted By Smiling Hogshead Ranch leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Seagirt Blvd. Community Garden, 30-03 Seagirt Boulevard, Queens, NY 11691 view NYCityMap
Organizer: New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess
Materials Accepted: food scraps and leaves
Days and Hours: 2nd Saturdays, 4 pm - 6 pm
Requirements:
Composted By New York Restoration Project leaving NYCWasteLess

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Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101 (between Pearson Place & 49th Avenue) view NYCityMap
Organizer: Smiling Hogshead Ranch 
Materials Accepted: food scraps & yard waste
Days and Hours: Monday-Sunday, 12 am-11:59 pm (24 hrs)
Requirements:

Food scrap should be dropped off in designated compost bin and covered with leaves or sawdust. Yard waste should be placed in area with "LeafDrop" signage. For more info, contact SmilingHogsheadRanch@gmail.com.

Composted By: Smiling Hoghead Ranch leaving NYCWasteLess 

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Location: Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106 view NYCityMap
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm (June 1, 2013 - November 23, 2013)
Requirements: food scrap drop off only when farmers market is in operation
Composted By: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program

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Location: Sunnyside Community Garden, 50th Street & Barnett Ave, Sunnyside, 11104 view NYCityMap 
Organizer: Sunny Compost  leaving NYCWasteLess 
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 9 am – 11 am
Sundays, 3 am– 5 pm
Requirements: food scrap drop off only when bin is outside the gate.
Composted By: Sunny Compost  leaving NYCWasteLess 

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Location: Sunnyside Greenmarket, 43rd St & Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, NY, 11104 view NYCityMap
Organizer: BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
Materials Accepted: food scraps
Days and Hours: Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm (during the growing season, closed during major holidays)
Requirements: food scrap drop off only when farmers market is in operation
Composted By BIG!Compost leaving NYCWasteLess through the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program 

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