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

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

Lower EastStory: A Scavenger Hunt

Lower EastStory: A Scavenger Hunt Sunday May 21, 2017 2-4 PM NW Corner of Canal and Essex Streets (F Train to East Broadway) The Lower East Side Ecology Center, Media education non-profit MIRA, and the East River Park Coalition are joining forces once again to explore... read more

Excavation Wednesdays: April Workshops

What is inside our everyday electronics and how can these components be repurposed? Come to Excavation Wednesday at the Gowanus E-waste Warehouse on select Wednesday nights to disassemble electronics for the purpose of creative reuse, education, and discussion.... 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

Upcycle Challenge

This spring we are hosting an upcycling challenge! Individuals and teams who take on this challenge will be tasked with upcycling various parts of E-waste (electronic waste) into something creative and different from it’s original function. There are no limits on what... read more

Celebrate Arbor Day with Us!

Celebrate Arbor Day with Tree Giveaways and Street Tree Care Saturday, April 29, 2017 12PM-3PM Pleasant Avenue Community Garden 342 Pleasant Ave, New York, NY 10035 Tree Giveaway (12-2pm) – Join us in greening NYC and take home one of nine native tree species... read more

Compost Workdays

Compost Workday Wednesdays, 1PM-3PM East River Park Fireboat House East River Park Promenade at Grand St. New York, NY 10002 Volunteer with one of New York City’s oldest community composting programs! The Lower East Side Ecology Center in partnership with the NYC... read more

Spring 2017 Compost Giveaway

Need compost for your community greening project? Spring is a great time to apply compost to your soils after they have been resting all winter. Fill out our Compost Request Form to get FREE compost! We will fulfill requests on a first come first serve basis while... 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

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

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

April 27, 2017
8am–11am 
W 23rd & 8th Ave
April 27, 2017
8am–11am 
Hudson Square
April 27, 2017
10am–5pm 
Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
April 28, 2017
8am–5pm 
Union Square Greenmarket
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