compostingFood-Scrap Drop-off hours from dawn to dusk, everyday. 

During the winter, composting didn’t stop. As you know, New York City hasn’t fully restored its composting program and chances are that if you dropped off any food scraps in the last year, they were processed by community run organizations like us.

Please, make sure you are only bringing us your food scraps. No plastic! (including those “compostable” bags).

  • Practice proper social distancing.
  • Please wear a mask and bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Please chop your scraps up in to smaller pieces as is possible.  
    Please, remember that composting takes infrastructure and labor – consider making a donation to support this work.

Our Mission

Smiling Hogshead Ranch is an urban farm collective whose mission is to create a culture that empowers and connects our communities through ecology, education and collaboration.


We build

…sustainable infrastructure using recycled and reclaimed materials. 

We educate

…through member-driven workdays and classes to share our environmental knowledge.

We organize

…events to bring together environmentally active citizens and community-based organizations.

We grow

…food and lots of it! Our garden is overflowing with delicious, natural, organic grub for our members.

We compost

…six different ways! Residential food scraps and yard clippings return to the soil via 3 bin, microorganisms, and even worms.


What lies behind us and what lies before us
are small matters compared to what lies within us.
And when we bring what is within us out into
the world, miracles happen.”

-Henry David Thoreau