You can bring your food waste to a drop-off site for composting.
Find a food scrap drop-off site.
If you operate a drop-off site, or if you want to suggest a new location, you can report it by filling out the Department of Sanitation's form.
Report the location of a community drop-off site or suggest a location for a new site.
Food Bags and Containers
When you go to a food scrap drop-off site, you must take your food containers home with you or throw them out properly unless they are a compostable plastic bag or a plain paper bag with no glossy coatings.
Plastic shopping bags or other non-recyclable disposable containers are not compostable.
Compostable plastic bags and plain paper bags can be thrown in with your food waste at drop off sites. If you use plain paper bags, you must rip them up and put it in the bin with the food scraps.
Note that compostable plastic bags are accepted at some, but not all, food scrap drop-off sites. Ask staff members located at each site for details.
You can get a brochure about various composting programs.
Download the NYC Compost Project Brochure.