Food Scrap Drop-Off Locations in NYC

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Food Scrap Drop-Off Locations in NYC

Locations where NYC residents can drop off their food scraps to be composted. Please note that starting on March 20, 2020, DSNY suspended some services to limit person-to-person contact and to enable our workforce to refocus on core operations. Suspended services include Food Scrap Drop-off sites which will be closed until further notice. Residents should not leave food scraps at any location. Visit for updates.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
ct2010ct2010ct2010NumberCensus Tract (CT2010). The 2010 census tract in which the tax lot is located.
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NotesnotesnotesTextAdditional site notes
BoroughboroughboroughTextNYC Borough where vendor is located. New York City’s boroughs are five county-level administrative divisions, with each one also being a state county.
Hours_fromhours_fromhours_fromTextLatest hour when food scraps can be dropped off.
Hours_tohours_tohours_toTextEarliest hour when food scraps can be dropped off.
LatitudelatitudelatitudeNumberLatitude of food scrap drop-off location for mapping purposes.
LongitudelongitudelongitudeNumberLongitude of food scrap drop-off location for mapping purposes.
Open_Monthsopen_monthsopen_monthsTextMonths when food scraps can be dropped off at the location.
boroCDborocdborocdNumberBorough and Community District which is represented by a single-digit borough number followed by two-digit borough community district number.
CouncilDistcouncildistcouncildistNumberNYC Council District Number. There are 51 Council districts throughout the five boroughs and is one is represented by an elected Council Member.
Food_Scrap_Drop_Off_Site_Namefood_scrap_drop_off_sitefood_scrap_drop_off_siteTextName of food scrap drop-off location
LocationlocationlocationTextStreet address or cross streets associated with food scrap drop-off location
NTANamentanamentanameTextNeighborhood Tabulation Area Name. Neighborhood Tabulation Areas are small area boundaries that were initially created by the Department of City Planning for small area population projections. However, NTAs are now being used to present data from the Decennial Census and American Community Survey.
Operation_Dayoperation_dayoperation_dayTextDays of the week when food scraps can be dropped off.
Serviced_byserviced_byserviced_byTextName of the organization that services the food scraps that are dropped off.
WebsitewebsitewebsiteTextWebsite associated with food scrap drop-off location.
zip_codezip_codezip_codeNumberSeven digit zip code of vendor

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