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

Rat Prevention for Community Composting!

This two-part workshop series will cover rat biology and behavior, and explore best management practices that help community composting sites avoid rats. Rat Prevention for Community Composting: Part 1: Biology and Behavior Thursday August 24th 6:00 – 8:00 PM... read more

Waste Reduction Bike Tour

Waste Reduction Bike Tour Saturday August 12th 12:00 – 6:30 PM (Rain Date August 13th) 462 Halsey St Community Farm Brooklyn, NY Join the NYC Compost Project and our community partners for our Food Waste Reduction Bike Tour! Using the EPA’s Food Reduction... read more

BIO/CULTURE Blitz

BIO/CULTURE Blitz Sunday August 20th 4:00 – 8:00 PM Pier 42, East River Greenway (Directions) How much diversity can we discover in 4 HOURS? Come discover all the organisms that inhabit the Pier 42 with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. We will be looking for... read more

Ecology Center Open House!

Lower East Side Ecology Center Open House Friday September 15th, 5 PM – 7 PM East River Park Fireboat House (directions) Come take a look at how we run our programs! You will receive a passport of activities to fill out. This is an open and free event to the... 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

2017 Fishing Clinics!

** UPDATE 7/12/17: Our 7/12 Fishing Clinic is cancelled due to predicted thunderstorms. We apologize for any inconvenience.** **UPDATE 6/29/17: August 20th Fishing Clinic time and location has been changed to Pier 42 from 4-8 PM.** Get hooked on the East River! 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, 2017
8am–11am 
W 23rd & 8th Ave
August 24, 2017
8am–11am 
Hudson Square
August 24, 2017
10am–5pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
August 25, 2017
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
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