Drop Off Your Compostable Waste At Q Gardens

Drop Off Your Compostable Waste At Q Gardens
Photo by Q Gardens
Photo by Q Gardens

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;
  • eggshells;
  • 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.


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