Curbside Composting is currently available in Queens and in select Community Boards in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
If Curbside Composting is not available in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to bring food scraps to a drop-off location. Visit nyc.gov/dropfoodscraps to find one near you.
You can look up the Community Board for your address on the Community Boards page.
- Community Board 8 (Kingsbridge, Riverdale)
- Community Board 1 (Williamsburg, Greenpoint)
- Community Board 2 (DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Heights)
- Community Board 6 (Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope)
- Community Board 7 (Sunset Park, Industry City, Windsor Terrace, South Slope)
- Community Board 6 (Stuy Town & Peter Cooper Village, Midtown East, Murray Hill)
- Community Board 7 (Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, Lincoln Square)
- All Queens residents receive service. No sign-up is required.
- There are currently no plans to expand the service to Staten Island.
Curbside Composting Sign-up
Residents in select Community Boards currently receiving service must sign up online or by phone.
Anyone can sign up for Curbside Composting in these Community Boards. However, for a building of 10+ units, the Department of Sanitation requires communication with an authorized building representative (property manager or agent, superintendent, building owner co-op board member or president). Provide their contact information when you sign up, and the agency will reach out to them directly.
Sign up for Curbside Composting.