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NYC Organics Collection

Neighborhoods Served

The DSNY organics collection program currently serves more than 270,000 households in all five boroughs and will continue to expand to include additional neighborhoods over the next several years.

See the map of participating neighborhoods (pdf).

Check your collection schedule to see if your building is included. Enter your building number and street name, select borough, and then click Search.

Why is DSNY offering this service?

Organic waste accounts for about 31% of all waste generated by residents in New York City. Organic waste includes yard waste, food scraps, compostable paper (napkins, paper plates, etc.), and other materials suitable for industrial-scale composting.

Operating a curbside program helps NYC reduce waste sent to costly landfills, deters pests by storing food waste in special rodent-resistant bins, and creates compost (a natural soil amendment) or renewable energy.