Food Scrap Drop Off Sites

$199 / year

This dataset contains information on locations and operators of food scrap drop-off sites. These sites, however, are not necessarily operated solely by the City of New York.

Complexity

Food scraps can be turned into useful compost that helps make New York City green. Food scraps, spoiled food, food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings and plants – collectively known as organics or organic waste – comprise almost one-third of the waste that the NYC Department of Sanitation collects. Instead of throwing away organic waste as garbage, it needs to be separated for composting so it can enrich our environment, not damage it. Food scraps are then taken by the citizens for composting to drop-off sites located throughout the five boroughs, i.e., Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

Here is what can and cannot be brought to food scrap drop-off sites:

– Items Accepted:
– Fruit and vegetable scraps
– Coffee grounds, filters, and paper tea bags
– Bread and grains
– Eggshells
– Nutshells
– Corncobs
– Food-soiled paper towels and napkins
– Shredded newspaper
– Sawdust and wood shavings from untreated wood
– Stale beans, flour, and spices
– Cut or dried flowers
– Houseplants and potting soil
– Feathers

– Items Not Accepted
– Meat or fish scraps
– Cheese or dairy products
– Fats, grease, oil, or oily foods
– Cat or dog feces
– Kitty litter
– Colored or glossy paper
– Sawdust made from pressure-treated plywood or lumber
– Coal or charcoal ashes
– Non-compostable materials like plastic, metals, or glass
– Diseased or insect-infested houseplants and soil
– Biodegradable or compostable plastics

Date Created

2015-02-04

Last Modified

2016-06-16

Version

2016-06-16

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

New York

Source

John Snow Labs => Department of Sanitation (DSNY), Data City of New York

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

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Source Citation

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Keywords

Food Scrap Drop Off Sites, New York City Green Program, NYC Department of Sanitation, Composting to Drop Off Sites Location, Clean Web Program

Other Titles

Food Scrap Drop Off Sites, Dumping Sites for Food Scrap in New York City

Name Description Type Constraints
BoroughCode assigned to the New York City Boroughs.stringrequired : 1
Site_NameName of the drop-off sitestringrequired : 1
Site_AddressAddress of Sitestringrequired : 1
LatitudeLocation coordinates (Latitude) of Siterequired : 1
LongitudeLocation coordinates (Longitude) of Siterequired : 1
City_Map_LocationLocation of site on city map.stringrequired : 1
Materials_AcceptedFood scrap that is suitable for composting and accepted at the sitestringrequired : 1
Days_of_OperationDays of site operationstringrequired : 1
Hours_of_OperationSite's hours of operationstring-
Months_of_OperationMonths of site operationstring-
RequirementsRequirements to be met to drop the scarp at the sitestringrequired : 1
OrganizerName of the food drop-off programstringrequired : 1
Composted_By_OrganizationName of the composting organizationstringrequired : 1
WebsiteName of the websitestring-
BoroughSite_NameSite_AddressLatitudeLongitudeCity_Map_LocationMaterials_AcceptedDays_of_OperationHours_of_OperationMonths_of_OperationRequirementsOrganizerComposted_By_OrganizationWebsite
BKNorth Brooklyn Compost Project @ McCarren Park229 North 12th St Brooklyn, NY 1121140.7198-73.9534http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=997287,201419&c=GISBasic&s=a:229,NORTH+12+STREET,BROOKLYNfood scrapsSaturdays9 am to 12 pmYear Roundmust assist with maintenance of compost siteNorth Brooklyn Compost Project North Brooklyn Compost Project http://northbrooklyncompostproject.wordpress.com/
BKProspect Heights Community Farm252 St. Marks Ave Brooklyn, NY 1123840.6783-73.9677http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=7&p=992727,184796&c=GISBasic&s=a:252,ST+MARKS+AVENUE,BROOKLYNfood scrapscheck garden for open hourscheck garden for open hoursYear Roundgarden membership or drop-off during garden's open hoursProspect Heights Community Farm Prospect Heights Community Farm http://www.phcfarm.com/welcome/
BK462 Halsey Community Garden462 Halsey Street Brooklyn, NY 1122340.6834-73.9357http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=1002094,188192&c=GISBasic&s=a:462,HALSEY+STREET,BROOKLYNfood scrapswhenever the garden is openwhenever the garden is openwhenever the garden is opencheck website regularly for drop off schedule updates462 Halsey Community Garden  462 Halsey Community Garden  http://462halsey.com/composting/
QNQueens County Farm Museum73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY 11004-112940.7480-73.7194http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=1060277,211062&c=GISBasic&s=a:73-50,LITTLE+NECK+PARKWAY,QUEENS2food scrapsMonday - Sunday10 am to 4:30 pmfood scrap drop off only when farm stand in operation; look for the bin and the "What to Compost" signQueens County Farm Museum Queens County Farm Museum http://www.queensfarm.org/
BKCarrol Gardens GreenmarketCarroll St, b/t Smith ; Court Brooklyn, NY 1123140.6802-74.0007http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=985667,187092&c=GISBasic&s=i:SMITH+STREET,CARROLL+STREET,S,BROOKLYNfood scrapsSundays8 am to 1 pmcheck website regularly for drop off schedule updatesDSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program NYC Department of Sanitationhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj_orp_program.shtml
BKBay Ridge Greenmarket3rd Ave ; 95th Street Brooklyn, NY 1120940.6245-74.0301http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=974925,164169&c=GISBasic&s=i:3+AVENUE,95+STREET,N,BROOKLYNfood scrapsSaturdays8 am to 1:00 pmMay 12-Nov 17, 2012check website regularly for drop off schedule updatesDSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program NYC Department of Sanitationhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj_orp_program.shtml
MN82nd Street GreenmarketEast 82nd St ; York Ave New York, NY 1002840.7760-73.9528http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=997935,221182&c=GISBasic&s=l:MANHATTAN,1561,37,PLUTOfood scrapsSaturdays9 am to 1 pmcheck website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updatesDSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program NYC Department of Sanitationhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj_orp_program.shtml
BKBrooklyn Borough Hall GreenmarketCourt St ; Montague St Brooklyn, NY 1120140.6937-73.9913http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=9&p=986952,192125&c=GISBasic&s=i:COURT+STREET,MONTAGUE+STREET,BROOKLYNfood scrapsSaturdays8 am to 4 pmYear Roundcheck website regularly for drop off schedule updatesDSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program GrowNYC community partnershttp://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj_orp_program.shtml
BKCompost For BrooklynNewkirk Ave ; East 8th St Brooklyn, NY 1123040.6229-73.9635http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=993880,172748&c=GISBasic&s=i:CORTELYOU+ROAD,RUGBY+ROAD,BROOKLYNfood scraps, leaves, garden trimmingsSaturdays, Sundays, ThursdaysSat: 10 amto 1 pm; Sun 1 to 4 pm; Thur 4:30 to 6:30 PMYear Roundcheck website regularly for drop off schedule updatesCompost For Brooklyn Compost For Brooklyn http://compostforbrooklyn.org/
BKMcCarren Park Greenmarket229 North 12th St Brooklyn, NY 1121140.7198-73.9534http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=8&p=997287,201419&c=GISBasic&s=a:229,NORTH+12+STREET,BROOKLYNfood scrapsSaturdays8 am to 2 pmYear Roundcheck website for specific food scrap drop-off requirements and schedule updatesDSNY & GrowNYC Food Waste Drop-Off Program GrowNYC community partnershttp://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj_orp_program.shtml