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NYC Organics Collection

Neighborhoods Served

The Department of Sanitation currently serves more than two million residents in all five boroughs with curbside organics service, and will grow to serve 3.3 million residents by the end of 2017. By the end of 2018, all New Yorkers will receive either curbside service or have access to convenient neighborhood drop-off sites.

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.

New Organics Collection Service Areas

The Department of Sanitation is expanding NYC Organics to serve all New Yorkers by the end of 2018 with either curbside service or convenient neighborhood drop-off sites.

These neighborhoods are the newest to receive curbside organics collection service:


Queens Community Board 02 – Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside
  • Your brown bin arrives: October
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of Oct 30
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Queens Community Board 09 – Ozone Park, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven
  • Your brown bin arrives: October
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of Oct 30
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Queens Community Board 14 - Breezy Point, Belle Harbor, Broad Channel, Neponsit, Arverne, Bayswater, Edgemere, Rockaway Park, Rockaway, Far Rockaway
  • Your brown bin arrives: October
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of Oct 30
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Queens Community Board 07 - Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Beechhurst, College Point, Flushing, Linden Hill, Malba, Queensboro Hill, Whitestone, Willets Point
  • Your brown bin arrives: September
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of Oct 2
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Queens Community Board 08 - Briarwood, Flushing South, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Utopia
  • Your brown bin arrives: September
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of Oct 2
  • Collection schedule: Twice/Week on Trash Day

Bronx Community Board 08 – Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Van Cortlandt Village
  • Your brown bin arrives: August
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of Sept 4
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Bronx Community Board 12 – Baychester, Eastchester, Edenwald, Fishbay, Olinville, Wakefield, Willamsbridge, Woodlawn
  • Your brown bin arrives: August
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of Sept 4
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Bronx Community Board 10 – City Island, Co-op City, Country Club, Eastchester Bay, Edgewater, Ferry Point, Locust Point, Pelham Bay, Schuylerville, Silver Beach, Spencer Estates, Throggs Neck, Westchester Square, and Zerega
  • Your brown bin arrives: July
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of July 30
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Bronx Community Board 11 – Allerton, Bronx Park East, Bronxdale, Eastchester Gardens, Indian Village, Laconia, Morris Park, Olinville, Parkside, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest, Westchester Heights
  • Your brown bin arrives: July
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of July 30
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Brooklyn Community Board 7 - Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace*
  • Your brown bin arrives: June
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of July 2
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day
  • *Service Update: Residents in Windsor Terrace who currently receive twice/week organics collection on trash days will receive once/week organics collection on recycling days beginning July 2

Brooklyn Community Board 11 - Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Mapleton
  • Your brown bin arrives: June
  • Service Collection Starts: Week of July 2
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Brooklyn Community Board 12 - Boro Park, Kensington, Midwood, Ocean Parkway
  • Your brown bin arrives: June
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of July 2
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Brooklyn Community Board 2 - Boerum Hill, Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Farragut, Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry Landing, Vinegar Hill, Wallabout
  • Your brown bin arrives: May
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of June 4
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Brooklyn Community Board 13 - Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Gravesend, Seagate, West Brighton
  • Your brown bin arrives: May
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of June 4
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Brooklyn Community Board 15 - East Gravesend, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Homecrest, Kings Bay, Kings Highway, Madison, Manhattan Beach, Plumb Beach, Sheepshead Bay
  • Your brown bin arrives: May
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of June 4
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day

Brooklyn Community Board 1 - East Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Northside, Southside, Williamsburg
  • Your brown bin arrives: April
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of April 30
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on your Recycling Day

Brooklyn Community Board 16 - Broadway Junction, Brownsville, Ocean Hill
  • Your brown bin arrives: April
  • Organics collection service starts: Week of April 30
  • Collection schedule: Once/Week on Recycling Day


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.