You can bring almost all of your food waste (except meat, dairy, and oily food waste) to neighborhood-based food scrap drop-off sites throughout the City.
Find a food waste drop off location.
Food Bags and Containers
When you go to a food waste 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.