You may have seen the bright orange composting bins on street corners. Yes now you can bring your household compost items to a nearby bin.
The smart composting bins can accept all food scraps (including meat, bones, dairy, greasy uncoated paper) as well as plant waste and food-soiled paper. We advise purchasing special degradeable compost bags – get the small size, since the compost bins don’t open up very wide. They’re available 24/7.
This NYC Compost app for iPhone shows you the nearest bin to your location. Plus it unlocks the bin when you’re ready to toss your compost – just walk right up to the bin and launch the app, and you’ll get a green button to unlock it.
This NYC.gov page about composting includes more information as well as a map showing where to find compost bins across the city.