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

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

Sail into Summer E-Waste Events!

Summer is quickly underway here at Lower East Side Ecology Center. To celebrate we are holding events across all five boroughs for you to bring unwanted, old electronics in! See above for times and locations of all our events, and check out our calendar for specific... read more

City of Water Day

Celebrate City of Water Day with us! Wednesday July 16th, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Fireboat House at Grand St on East River Promenade (Directions) New York, NY 10002 Stop by the Fireboat House in East River Park any time from 10am to 4pm to celebrate the start of... read more

BREWING MAGICAL Compost Tea Workshop

Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center to learn more about amazing Compost Tea garden allies and how to brew them and apply it towards your own garden. Compost Tea can provide soil with billions of microorganisms crucial for healthy... 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

NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Forum

Roused for rivers? Swayed by bays? Raise your voice! The NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) wants to hear your priorities for improving the waters, waterfronts, and watersheds of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. From Poughkeepsie to Perth Amboy, from the... 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

June 30, 2016
8am–11am 
W 23rd & 8th Ave
June 30, 2016
8am–11am 
Hudson Square
June 30, 2016
10am–5pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
July 01, 2016
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
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