Food Scraps Drop off
Drop off hours:
(We need volunteers during these hours - please help if you can!)
Every Sunday 2pm – 5 p.m.
at 50th Street and Barnett Ave in Sunnyside Queens, NYC.
Please drop-off during these hours ONLY.
We may leave a bin outside the gate in case of inclement weather.
We cannot accept any food scrap donations outside of these hours.
NO plastics or non-biodegradable materials
REMOVE stickers from fruit and vegetable peels
take your containers back with you.
Accepted materials include:
fruit and vegetable scraps, non-greasy food scraps (rice, pasta, bread, cereal etc.), coffee grounds & filters, tea bags,
egg and nut shells, pits, cut or dried flowers, houseplants and potting soil.
we LOVE shredded paper or sawdust (keep separate!)
We do NOT accept meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, used litter or bedding, clay- sand- based litter or bedding , coal or charcoal, or biodegradable/compostable plastics.
"biodegradable" bags aren't preferred, because although they'd break down in an industrial compost setting with heat, we chop food scraps manually with (dull) garden tools here...
Keep your food scraps in a brown bag in your freezer or a reusable container (juice carton, yogurt container, crock, plastic tub, etc.) We ask you that any containers you bring your scraps in be taken with you.
We are also participating in Project Leaf Drop. So bring your leaves too!