Locations and Directions

The Lower East Side Ecology Center operates its programs in locations across the City. Below are details and directions for each of these facilities.

The Environmental Learning Center

Located in the East River Park Fireboat House

East River Park Promenade, at Grand Street, New York, NY, 10002

The East River Park Environmental Learning Center is used for our environmental education classes and public programs as well as our corporate and public stewardship events.

Though this is a common meeting spot for these events, your particular program might be meeting at another location in East River Park. Please be sure to double-check the location with your program contact.

For directions, click here.

Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse

469 President Street (at Nevins Street), Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Warehouse is open for drop-offs of electronic equipment five days/week: Tuesday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 12pm-7pm, Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.

For directions, click here.

Also at the warehouse, we sell refurbished electronics at the one-of-a-kind ReUse Store. For more information about the eWaste Program, click here.

Community Compost Drop-Off Sites

The Lower East Side Ecology Center offers service at several food waste drop-off sites. Please note: these are the only locations where we accept food waste drop-offs. We only accept food waste from households – we do not accept food waste from businesses or other commercial generators.

Click here for a map and descriptions of compost dropoff locations