East River Park Compost Yard - Food Scrap Drop-Off Info
The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Lower East Side Ecology Center manages food scrap drop-off sites throughout lower Manhattan (
). Food scraps collected from these sites are transported to East River Park Compost Yard to process into compost.
In May 2017, we launched a 24 hours, 7 days a week accessible community composting drop-off box at our East River Park Compost Yard. The box sits just outside the gate/entrance of the yard. (Google Map:
Please note: we accept food waste from households only. NO businesses or other commercial generators may drop off.
For more food scrap drop-off locations in NYC, visit:
*** NO VEHICLE ACCESS TO THE DROP OFF, PLEASE PLAN AHEAD ACCORDINGLY***
How to Participate:
1. Visit our box at our East River Compost Yard (GPS coordinates: 40.711055, -73.978847)
2. Lift lid
3. Drop your food scraps in appropriate bin
4. Place any trash or recycling in appropriate bin
5. Gently nudge the lid down. DO NOT FORCE IT CLOSED. IT GRADUALLY CLOSES ON ITS OWN.
6. Enjoy your day!
Learn what to drop-off:
Please provide your contact information below. By sharing your info you are helping track participation and you’ll be notified in case there are any service changes.
What is your zip code:
How did you hear about this compost drop-off?
Lower East Side Ecology Center Newsletter
Lower East Side Ecology Center Social Media
Residential Food Scrap Drop-off Site Location Map
Walking through the park
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