I believe in outsourcing, so I take my compostables to the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s stand at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. Here is where they tell you their schedule and rules. They are wonderful. I buy actual compost from them, which my avocado trees love. Sooner or later, I’ll write a post on growing your own avocado trees (if it’s not up in a week, remind me). My biggest one, Xavier, is well over 6 feet tall at two and a half years of age, and I grew him from seed. Thanks to a lot of love, trial and error and that wonderful, rich, LESEC compost!!!
Oh, and you can keep your compost in your kitchen in quart yogurt containers (save the #5 ones, though for Whole Foods special recycling of them) or any kind of containers you would normally throw away or recycle. I’ve seen people bring half-gallon cartons (from OJ or milk) with compost in it, produce bags, coffee cans, etc.