We are proud to offer a range of free programs to New York City.
As pioneers of urban composting, we have led the way in providing New Yorkers with free food waste drop-off programs and affordable compost products since 1990. As a host side of the NYC Compost Project, we also provide compost-related educational programs and technical assistance in Manhattan. Together, we work to reduce waste in New York and ensure that organic materials are recycled and reused locally. For more information, click here.
Our electronic waste reuse and recycling program offers free, responsible disposal of working and non-working electronics to New York City residents, small businesses and non-profit organizations. We offer e-waste collection events seasonally in neighborhoods throughout the city, and accept equipment five days a week at our Gowanus E-waste Warehouse. Refurbished items are available for sale at the Reuse Store. For more information, click here.
Our environmental education programs encourage New Yorkers of all ages to explore their built and natural environment through hands-on experience. Programs focus on local issues, including the water cycle, native flora and fauna, waste prevention, green space stewardship, and resiliency. We offer a variety of classes that can be taught to school and community groups of all ages, and hold public programs throughout the year. For more information, click here.
Our Stewardship program offers opportunities for New Yorkers to participate in open space preservation and maintenance, wildlife habitat creation, street tree care, and urban gardening. We hold cleanup and gardening volunteer days in partnership with various local organizations, corporations and institutions. During these stewardship events, participants might weed, plant native plants and bulbs, apply compost and woodchips to garden beds and take part in other restorative measures. For more information, click here.