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

Outdoor Composting 101

Thursday, June 29, 2017 6PM – 8PM La Plaza Cultural Community Garden E 9th St & Avenue C, Lower East Side Join us at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden to learn how garden trimmings and food scraps can become garden gold through composting. This class... read more

New Compost Drop Off! East River Compost Yard

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Lower East Side Ecology Center offers food scrap drop-off sites across the city. We are piloting a 24-hour accessible community composting drop-off site at our East River Park Compost Yard. To ensure that we have the best organic... read more

Happy Hour Fishing

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.” We’re partnering with Outdoorfest again this year to bring you a summer... read more

30th Anniversary Summer Fundraiser!

Lower East Side Ecology Center is proud to be celebrating 30 years of green programming in New York City! Since 1987 you have helped support initiatives to cut down on waste and helped us educate New Yorkers on how to be more sustainable in our urban environment. Our... read more

May Excavation Wednesdays – Art Materials

Wednesday May 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 5PM – 7 PM Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse 469 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 Disassemble e-waste to obtain art materials. By taking part in this month’s Excavation Wednesday, you will obtain materials that will be... read more

2017 Fishing Clinics!

Get hooked on the East River! The schedule is up for our most popular summer program— 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... read more

Spring 2017 Street Tree Care Calendar

Spring is the perfect time to apply compost to NYC street tree beds. Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center and partners as we steward street trees by removing weeds and litter, and applying locally produced compost. Tools and gloves... 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 27, 2017
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
May 27, 2017
10am–4pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
May 27, 2017
10am–1pm 
East River at Grand Street
May 29, 2017
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
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