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

Chelsea Street Tree Stewardship

Come out and contribute to the beautification of Chelsea! The NYC Compost Project in partnership with the Chelsea Garden Club and the 300 West 23rd, 22nd, and 21st Streets Block Association will be revitalizing tree beds along 21st and 22nd Streets between 8th and 9th... read more

Fall Into E-Waste Recycling and Reuse!

Our Fall E-Waste Calendar is here! We have a whopping 23 events across New York City to safely, securely, and sustainably dispose of your electronic waste. See above for times and locations of all our events, and check out our calendar for specific locations. Any... 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

Cybernetic Art and Computers Workshop

Cybernetics is a book by Norbert Wiener published in 1947 that describes the universe as a collection of systems of information. After its publication, many artists explored forms of electronic art that drew from its ideas of feedback and interactivity. Meanwhile this... 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

August 24, 2016
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
August 24, 2016
12pm–7pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
August 25, 2016
8am–11am 
W 23rd & 8th Ave
August 25, 2016
8am–11am 
Hudson Square
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