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

117th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

117th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Sun. December 18th at 8:30 AM Meet at Fire Boat House, East River Park Join the LES Ecology Center educators in partnership with NYC Audubon Society on Sunday December 18th to help us count every bird in the East River Park... read more

Video Game Donation Drive

Video Game Donation Drive Benefiting Covenant House Now through December 21s at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse 469 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 From now until December 21st, the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse will be hosting a Video Game Donation Drive. We will be... read more

Excavation Wednesday!

Wednesday December 14th, 2016 5 PM – 7 PM Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse 469 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 What is inside our everyday electronics and how can these components be repurposed? Come to Excavation Wednesdays at the Gowanus E-waste Warehouse on... read more

Planter Workshop

Saturday December 17th, 2016 1 PM – 2 PM Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse 469 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 Want to add some green to your home for the winter season? Come to the Gowanus E-waste Warehouse to up-cycle a speaker into your very own succulent... read more

Bulb Planting 2016!

It’s bulb planting season! Which means we will need help to plant new bulbs that will bloom across East River Park in the spring! We rely on volunteers to help keep East River Park clean and beautiful all year round. With your help, we can prepare the park for... read more

Fall Into E-Waste Recycling and Reuse!

  UPDATE 11/8/16: We’ve added an event in December in Springfield Gardens! UPDATE 10/27/16: Please be aware that the location of our Rosedale event has changed to 144th Avenue & Brookville Blvd UPDATE 10/19/16: We’ve added 2 new events for... 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

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

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

December 09, 2016
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
December 09, 2016
8am–11am 
Grand & Clinton
December 09, 2016
8am–11am 
First Ave & First
December 09, 2016
10am–5pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
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