top of page

Jersey City’s Composting Programs

Jersey City launched its first-ever composting efforts in 2018 with a Residential Compost Drop-Off Program and a Backyard Composting Program. Check out how many pounds of food scraps have been collected so far. Find out more about each program below.




LCCS drop-off site


Jersey City’s Residential Composting Drop Off Program has expanded! Jersey City residents now have the option to drop off their food waste daily (except as noted below) at 12 locations within the City.

Find a map of all drop-off locations HERE.


UPDATED HOURS AND LOCATIONS AS OF September 27, 2020 [.pdf], below:

  1. Brunswick Community Garden – 174-176 Brunswick St.

  2. Canco Park – 70 Dey St.

  3. City Hall – 280 Grove St., back lot

  4. Congregation B’nai Jacob -176 West Side Ave. CLOSED FRIDAY & SATURDAY

  5. Dept. of Public Works – 13-15 Linden Ave. East

  6. Five Corners Library – 678 Newark Ave.

  7. Hamilton Park – Corner of 9th and Jersey Ave.

  8. Lafayette Park – corner of Maple and Woodward

  9. LCCS – Kensington entrance by JFK Blvd.

  10. Leonard Gordon Park – JFK Blvd. at Hutton St.

  11. Pop Up Jackson Hill – 349 Martin Luther King Dr. CLOSED ON SUNDAY & MONDAY

  12. Riverview Community Garden/Farmer’s Market – 498 Palisade Ave.



For residents interested in composting in their own backyards, the City offers discounted materials and free workshops. Residents who participate are able to create valuable compost for their gardens and help divert thousands of pounds of organic waste from landfills!

Materials are limited. Sign up here for more information:


Want to know more about composting in Jersey City?

bottom of page