The annual Project LeafDrop, where community gardens and other organizations collect leaves from neighbors to turn into compost, is now underway. If you’ve got a tree shedding its leaves into your area, once you’ve raked and bagged them into paper or clear plastic bags (just leaves – no branches, twigs, or trash), consider dropping them off at one of these nearby locations:
Gil Hodges/Carroll St. Community Garden
534 Carroll St (Denton Pl) between 3rd & 4th Aves
Accepting leaves Sundays and Thursdays until December 21. Drop off bags in front of garden.
Gowanus Canal Conservancy
The Salt Lot at 2 Second Ave between 5th St & the Canal
Drop off leaves during special “Compost Day” events on November 18 and December 16 between 11am-3pm. At other times, there are two bins made from wood pallets outside the gate of the Salt Lot. Please bring leaves only, no food waste. Bins are available 24/7.
6th Ave at 15th St
Accepting leaves on the following Saturdays from 11am-1pm: November 17 and 24 and December 1 and 9. Please do not leave bags outside the garden gates.