The Ecology Center sells compost equipment for indoor and outdoor composting, red wiggler worms, ‘New York Pay Dirt’ Potting Soil and Compost as well as refurbished electronics.
Compost related items such as compost bins, cranks and worms need to be pre-ordered by calling 212.477.4022 for pick up at Union Square. Outdoor composting gear (sorry no worms or worm bins) and New York Pay Dirt can also be purchased at the Gowanus E-waste warehouse, together with refurbished electronics.
Compost and Potting Soil
These items are available every day our Greenmarket stall or our Gowanus E-waste Warehouse is open. We sell potting soil and compost in 1, 5, and 20 pound increments. If you need more than 100 lbs, call us to arrange a delivery.
New York PayDirt Potting Soil
This ready-to-use potting soil mix contains coconut coir, vermicompost, perlite, and is mineralized with green sand and black rock phosphate. Available in the following sizes:
1 pound bag– $1.50
5 pound bag– $6.00
20 pound bag– $12.00
New York Paydirt Potting Soil is available for purchase at our stand in the Union Square Greenmarket. You can also purchase potting soil at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.
Please call 212.477.4022 for information about home delivery (100 lbs. minimum, $20 delivery fee).
New York PayDirt Compost
We make this high-quality soil amendment from kitchen scraps collected from NYC households. It is made in a two-step process; using our in-vessel system, and subsequently curing with our red wiggler friends. Available in the following sizes:
1 pound bag– $1.50
5 pound bag– $7.00
20 pound bag– $12.00
New York Paydirt Compost is available for purchase at our stand in the Union Square Greenmarket. You can also purchase compost at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse. Please call 212.477.4022 for information on home delivery (100 lbs. minimum, $20 delivery fee).
Home Composting Equipment
Red Wiggler Worms
Red Wiggler Worms (Eisenia fetida) are happy in a worm bin or compost pile.
1/2 pound — $11.00
1 pound — $22.00
Call 212.477.4022 to place an order for Red Wiggler Worms to be picked up at the Union Square Greenmarket. Worms will be packaged in a reused cardboard carton. Please make sure that you have an appropriate bin ready before you pick up your worms at the Union Square Greenmarket.
Our worm condo is outfitted with four 1″ screened side vents, drainage holes, and a tight-fitting lid and is ready for indoor composting! 16″ H x 19″ L x 12″ W
Indoor composting kit (worm condo plus one pound of red wiggler worms) $55.00
Worm condo without worms $35.00
Call 212.477.4022 to place an order for your worm condo to be picked up at the Union Square Greenmarket.
Outdoor Composting Equipment
We sell compost bins and cranks at both the Union Square Greenmarket and the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse. If you wish to pick up from Union Square, please call 212.477.4022 to order the items, if picking up from the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse you can do so during open hours.
Garden Gourmet Compost Bin $65
The Garden Gourmet is the larger of the two bins and has a hatch on the side of the bin for easier compost removal. The bin is made of black plastic and does not include a bottom, which makes it appropriate for composting in a yard or garden, but not a rooftop or terrace.
You can purchase a Garden Gourmet at Union Square and the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.
Metal Can Compost Bin $30
The Metal Can compost bin is made of aluminum and includes a tight-fitting lid and has a bottom, which makes it a good choice for composting on hard surfaces such as roofs, terraces, or concrete.
You can purchase a metal can compost bin at Union Square and the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.
Compost Crank $42
This compost crank is used to turn the material in a compost bin. Works with most compost bins, including the Garden Gourmet and Metal Can composters. No assembly required. Does not include compost bin. Height: 46″
You can purchase a compost crank at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.
Please call 212.477.4022 to order your compost crank for pick up at the Union Square Greenmarket.
Check out our refurbished electronics at our REUSE STORE in Gowanus! You can also call 718.858.8777 to find out what items we currently have in stock.
Our stock varies, but we often have video games, laptops, tuners, DVDs, and many other recycled/refurbished electronics.