Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

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Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Working towards a sustainable NYC since 1987

We offer Community-based Recycling and Composting Programs,
Local Stewardship of Green Space, and Environmental Education Programs.

Learn More

Vintage Coding Workshop

Vintage Coding Workshop Saturday October 8th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse 469 President Street Brooklyn NY 11215 Old school gaming meets new school tech when participants of this workshop will use their smartphones to operate and play on Apple II... read more

FREE Compost Giveaway

Need compost for your community greening project?  Fall is great time to apply compost to your nutrient depleted soils. Fill out our Compost Request Form to get FREE compost! All requests must be made by community groups or residents using compost in public greening... read more

Pumpkin Smash 2016!

Saturday, November 5 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM P.S. 11 320 West 21st Street Don’t let your pumpkin haunt a landfill! Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds for a smashing good time. You smash them and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City... read more

Scavenger Hunt: This Park is Alive!

Join us at 10:00am Sunday, October 2nd for a fun and educational scavenger hunt exploring the Lower East Side’s only large-scale green space — East River Park. Bring your Smart Phone — you’ll need it to photograph the cool stuff you find. Bring... read more

Seed Bomb Workshop

Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:00 – 3:30 PM The Lowline 140 Essex Street Explore what makes a healthy soil in this hands-on workshop with the NYC Compost Project and the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Participants will learn about the soil nutrient cycle and the... read more

Fall Into E-Waste Recycling and Reuse!

  UPDATE 9/16/16: Please be aware that the location of our Forest Hills 9/17/16 event has changed to: 108th Street between 62nd Road and 62nd Drive (around the corner from the Queens Community House) UPDATE 9/1/16: Please be aware that the location of our Bay... read more

Adieu to Tekserve

With Tekserve closing its doors to its retail store the Lower East Side Ecology Center is losing a brilliant partner in making e-waste recycling accessible to all New Yorkers. It all started in 2007, when Tekserve’s co-founders David Lerner and Dick Demenus invited... read more

WANTED: Environmental Education Volunteers

We need volunteers for our education programs in East River Park! Lend a hand at our fishing clinics, lead programs in our environmental learning center, or assist with field trips that visit East River Park. This is a great opportunity to learn more about... read more

New Murals at East River Park Compost Yard

Our Compost Yard has had a makeover! With the help of Priti Patel and artist Laur Alvarez’s designs and coordination we were able to design new looks for our shipping containers! Thank you to all the volunteers from L’Oreal who painted our shipping... read more

Take the Bait! Come fish with us on the East River!

Get hooked on the East River! Join us this summer for our catch-and-release fishing clinics. Bait and tackle will be provided (or bring your own), plus basic fishing instruction and other activities to explore the estuary. Fishing Clinics are free and open to the... read more

E-Waste Warehouse Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in learning about electronic waste? Would you like to help us reuse and recycle the large amount of e-waste generated by the individuals, nonprofit organizations, and schools of New York City? If so, feel free to join the volunteer program at the... read more

Upcoming Events

September 28, 2016
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
September 28, 2016
12pm–7pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
September 29, 2016
8am–11am 
W 23rd & 8th Ave
September 29, 2016
8am–11am 
Hudson Square
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