Instead of putting food scraps in the trash, City residents can drop them off for FREE at the following locations:
·        Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park – available 24/7
·        Old Town Playground/Community Garden (7504 Columbia Ave.) – available 24/7
The new drop-off location is in the southern part of the City on Columbia Avenue near the Old Town Playground, between Norwich Road and College Avenue.
Five-gallon food scrap buckets are still available at the Department of Public Works. Pick up during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 4:00 pm). The buckets are useful to transport collected food scraps to the drop off location.
Acceptable items: fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds and tea leaves; dry goods – breads, pasta, nuts, rice and grains; dairy products, eggs and egg shells; meat, fish, poultry and bones – cooked or uncooked; food soiled paper products – napkins, paper towels, coffee filters, and tea bags.
Please DO NOT include plastic products of any kind, pet or human waste, diapers, clam or oyster shells, grease or fats, or ash from wood or charcoal. For more information about how to collect or drop-off food scraps, please visit