What are the rules?
Foods that can be composted:
fruit and vegetable scraps, non-greasy food scraps (rice, pasta, bread, cereal etc.), coffee grounds & filters, tea bags, egg and nut shells, pits, cut or dried flowers, houseplants and potting soil
Foods that cannot be composted:
meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or biodegradable/compostable plastics
Where can I compost my food scraps?
Who collects the food scraps?
GrowNYC collects food scraps at the Greenmarket on Broadway on Thursdays and Sundays. Additionally, the Columbia EcoReps collect foodscraps from the dining halls to feed "The Rocket", a composter located in the basement of Ruggles hall.
What happens to my food scraps?
Food scraps will be transported to one of several NYC compost sites to be transformed into a fertile soil amendment for use on local urban farming and gardening projects.