Organics Collection Program

The organics collection program allows the Department of Sanitation to collect food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste from residents in select areas and turn it into compost or renewable energy.

Participants will receive starter kits that include:

  • A brown organics bin
  • A small kitchen container

Residents participating in the program should place their organic waste curbside according to their neighborhood’s collection schedule.


Current participating areas include:   


Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia St Waterfront District, Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace



Country Club, Edgewater Park, Fieldston, North Riverdale, Riverdale, Silverbeach Gardens, Throgs Neck



Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, South Ozone Park, Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill


Staten Island

Castleton Corners, Graniteville, Mariners Harbor, Port Richmond, West Brighton, Westerleigh