Parkchester

Food Scrap Composting and Textile Recycling at Seasonal Farmers Markets

The Bronx is getting greener, thanks to the opening of nonprofit GrowNYC’s seasonal Bronx Borough Hall and Parkchester Greenmarkets, bringing more than just fresh, locally grown produce to the area. Every week shoppers at these farmers markets can recycle clothing and other textiles, and drop off kitchen scraps to be composted Bronx Borough Hall began accepting food scraps last year, in partnership with the NYC Department of Sanitation. Residents dropped 3,500 pounds of vegetable scraps,