Compost drop-off sites will continue in new budget

This is kind of a non-story, but worth mentioning here in case anything changes. A. wrote to say that GrowNYC had launched a petition to save the city’s Zero Waste Programs, which include compost drop-off sites as well as other programs and were scheduled to end as of June 30.

But the petition (or something) must have worked since a quick note to Sanitation yesterday netted this: Previously, many of these sites were funded year-to-year (with the fiscal year ending June 30). Today, Mayor Adams released his executive budget, which protects these sites for future years. To be clear, that means that no GrowNYC community compost sites are at risk of losing their City funding.

So all is well that ends well, sort of. The mayor announced in February that he would not restart the curbside composting program, which de Blasio had started to ramp up again after the pandemic put it on hold.

We have dropoffs sites at the Greenmarket at Washington Market Park on Saturdays and seven days a week at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.



  1. They also replaced the bins, at least the one in pier 25, from that plastic one pictured above to a pretty sturdy looking metal box.

  2. Compost give back happening on 5/14 at the Tribeca green market