Put your food scraps, plant/flower trimmings, and used newspaper to good use — right here in the neighborhood.
Summer compost drop-off hours start this Wednesday at Q Gardens, a community garden on the corner of East 18th and Church Avenue.
Compostable trash — like food scraps — makes up almost one-third of New York City’s residential waste stream. The more we compost, the less waste is trucked to out-of-state landfills.
Residents are welcome to drop off their compostable waste at the garden three times per week: Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm, Saturdays from 12 to 2pm, and Sundays from 2 to 4pm.
Q Gardens does not accept meat, dairy, or oily foods.
Here’s what you can drop off:
- vegetable and fruit scraps;
- non-greasy grains and bread;
- coffee grounds and tea bags;
- flower and plant trimmings; and
- shredded news and brown paper.
For more information, visit Q Gardens’ composting page.
The garden is also collecting 2 and 3 liter bottles for a new vertical garden project — please bring any bottles you have (with caps!) during their drop off hours above.