What to Compost


0X30: New York City will be contributing zero waste to landfills by 2030. Take the Zero Waste Pledge!

There’s no “away” when we throw garbage into a can or litter basket. Trash goes into landfills, where it decomposes – sending methane, carbon dioxide and toxins into our air, soil and water. 0X30 minimizes this: By contributing zero waste to landfills by 2030, New Yorkers will be protecting our environment more than ever before.

The best way to keep garbage from landfills is by limiting the materials you use. Reduce use when you can – and reuse and recycle the rest. For example, opt out from receiving junk mail, and donate or sell items you no longer need.

Don’t treat food scraps and yard trimmings like garbage! Collectively, this waste is called organics – and DSNY is turning this into compost to improve our soil.

Food Scraps + Yard Waste

Food Scraps

Yard Waste

Fall Leaf Collection

Christmas Trees

Wood Debris