About Us

The Ecology Center works toward a more sustainable New York City by providing community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs.

Also known as Outstanding Renewal Enterprises, Inc., we were founded in 1987. We were one of the first organizations to offer community-based recycling and composting programs in NYC, facilitated by providing innovative recycling drop-off centers. Today, the Ecology Center offers services and education for a range of environmental subjects: organics collection/composting, electronic waste recycling, and stewardship of public green spaces.

We focus on providing opportunities for all New Yorkers to learn about the environmental issues that our city faces. Furthermore, we also provide resources and solutions for addressing these issues.