Food Scrap Drop Off

for the Composting Project at Sunnyside Community Gardens!

Starting June 1st we will no longer have Saturday drop off hours.

The new hours for food scrap drop off:

    Sundays:  2 – 5 p.m.
    at 50th Street and Barnett Ave in Queens, NYC.

    Drop-off during these hours ONLY.

    We may leave a bin outside the gate in case of inclement weather.

    We do not accept any food scrap donations outside of these hours.

Please remember:
  • 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 do NOT accept meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or biodegradable/compostable plastics.

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!