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

Outdoorfest Fishing Happy Hour

Tired of the old noisy after work happy hour? Head down to the Ecology Center to finish off the week with views of the East River as the sun sets and the light turns “magic.” As part of OutdoorFest, tonight is Summer Friday fishing and hanging out on the East River... read more

Greening of the Kips Bay Promenade

Come out and contribute to the greening of the Kips Bay promenade! The NYC Compost Project in partnership with the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association will be revitalizing bike lane tree gardens and trees along the median on 1st and 2nd avenues. Volunteers are needed... read more

Green Festival 2016

Thank you guys so much for coming out to Green Festival this year! We were happy to be a part of the convention as a Non-Profit Ally and we were able to interact with over 500 people throughout the course of the weekend. As always, Lower East Side Ecology Center... read more

Collect Pond Urban Water Walk

Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center on Friday May 6th 1 PM as we follow the path of a raindrop or lavatory flush through NYC’s streets. We will start at Foley Square, the former location of the Collect Pond and end near an overflow pipe along the East River.... read more

Annual Summer Picnic Fundraiser!

Countdown to our Summer Picnic! Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Our annual summer picnic fundraiser is coming quickly upon us! Please join us Sunday June 5th, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the East River Park Fireboat House in celebrating the... read more

Compost Giveback May 2016!

During the month of May, benefit from the fruits (and veggies) of your labor! Drop off your food scraps at participating Commuter Composting drop-off sites four times from May 2 – May 31, and receive FREE compost! Help celebrate International Compost Awareness... read more

Compost Workshop: Composting in the City

Saturday May 7th, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Elizabeth Street Garden New York, NY 10012 The NYC Compost Project in partnership with the beautiful Elizabeth Street Garden is hosting a hands-on workshop to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week. Learn how... read more

DSNY – SAFE Disposal Events – 2016

The Department of Sanitation of New York City has finalized their schedule of 2016 SAFE Disposal Events. Please take a look at the informational page for the SAFE Disposal program. This page lists information about how to properly handle and dispose of particular... 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

May 04, 2016
12pm–7pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
May 05, 2016
8am–11am 
W 23rd & 8th Ave
May 05, 2016
8am–11am 
Hudson Square
May 05, 2016
10am–5pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
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What a beautiful afternoon to support community gardening! Thank you guys for participating in NYC Compost Project's Harlem Grown Compost Giveaway! @harlemgrown @nyczerowaste #compostproject
It's National Arbor Day! Urban trees provide oxygen, capture rainwater, store carbon, and provide wildlife habitat. We spotted this Robin's nest while gardening in East River Park today. #arborday #nycparks
Excited to kick of the Five Borough Bike Tour at the Bike Expo, look for us on Sunday where we will be collecting the tour's organic waste! @bikenewyork #tdfbbt #zerowaste