Garbage: Discard on regular pickup days.
Organics Collection: Many NYC residents keep their food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste separated from other waste. Food scraps are collected separately from buildings that receive curbside organics collection.
Recycling: Empty and rinse metal, glass, plastic, or carton food containers and place them in your blue-labeled bin for recycling.
These organizations accept donations of canned and packaged food; check their websites for details:
Fruit and vegetable scraps can also be taken to a food scrap drop-off site.