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

Seed Bomb Workshop

Seed Bomb Workshop Saturday, April 22, 2017 1PM-2PM Elizabeth Street Garden Elizabeth St. b/t Spring & Prince Sts., Little Italy Explore what makes a healthy soil in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn about the soil nutrient cycle and the role compost... read more

New York City Nature Challenge

New York City Nature Challenge Saturday April 15, 11 am – 2pm Environmental Learning Center in the Fireboat House East River Promenade at Grand Street Just in time for “Citizen Science Day” and “Earth Day” the City Nature Challenge is asking residents of 16 U.S.... read more

Head Cases: Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Saturday April 1st, 2017 Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse 469 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 2:30 – 5:30 pm Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse Artist in Residence, Shawn Gargagliano traditionally makes sculptures using material left over from his work as a carpenter. Come to the... read more

Spring Forward to our Electronic Waste Events!

Get your spring cleaning in! We have a whooping 29 events across New York City for residents to throw out their old/used/broken electronics securely, safely, and sustainably! Please take a look at our full calendar for detailed information on exact locations.... read more

Fun with Faces & Fetishes

Saturday March 25th, 2017 12 PM to 3 PM Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse 469 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 A fetish is an object that is believed to have magical powers. In Fun with Faces and Fetishes, participants will take part in the process of constructing a... read more

Reusable Bag Giveaway!

Lower East Side Ecology Center has partnered up with DSNY in it’s efforts to distribute reusable bags to NYC residents. We are giving away reusable bags to residents from March 1st to May 1st* at our Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse. Come stop by to learn more about... read more

Excavation Wednesday – Procuring Art Materials

Wednesdays March 22nd 5 PM to 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 on select Wednesday nights to disassemble electronics for the purpose of... read more

Arduino 101

This two-part workshop will focus on the basics of Arduino. Sign up for one or both: Saturday March 11th from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Part I: Participants will be introduced to the world of Arduino by learning the basics of electronics, Arduino IDE programming, and... read more

Death by Design Movie Night!

Lower East Side Ecology Center presents Death By Design: A documentary about the lifecycle of electronic waste. Explore the dirty secret of our digital addiction as it relates to New York City and our E-Waste Recycling & Reuse Program (We’re featured in the film!)... 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

March 28, 2017
10am–5pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
March 29, 2017
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
March 29, 2017
8am–11am 
First Ave & First
March 29, 2017
8am–11am 
East Broadway & Rutgers
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