You Can Now Drop Off Compost at a Local Greenmarket

A compost site at one city greenmarket.

The city has stopped collecting compost from apartment buildings, a budget cut that upset many New Yorkers who noted that compost-collection is cheap and helps fight climate change.

Starting Friday, locals will have one new spot to drop off their compost. The 97th Street Greenmarket, at 97th and Columbus, will accept compost on Fridays from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., starting this week.

GrowNYC explains more about dropping off your compost here. Below, check out a quick list of what to bring and what not to bring.

What can I compost?

And to get involved in one group’s effort to reverse the cuts, see below:

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    1. Ed says:

      I live in a 450 unit building and when we introduced composting, it became a tremendous success. Even though people had to bring their compost to the basement where we stored the bins, they were happy to do so. We had pick ups every M, W, & F and filled 5 large bins for each day. This is a big loss and the city has given no indication when it will resume. Yet on a related issue the city stopped electronic recycling at the same time, but have since resumed the pick ups. Seems to me the composting should have returned first. Thanks Bill!!!!!

    2. Liza says:

      There is also a non-growNYC drop-off location on upper west side @columbus and 107. They are there every Wednesday 4-6pm

      More resources here:

    3. V. N. says:

      Too late. Tons of watermelon rinds wasted this summer.

    4. Karen says:

      What about Columbia market?

    5. Peggy Salwen says:

      We have been waiting for composting to begin again. Thank you for providing the neighbors with a place to bring their compost.