Are you looking for something sweet this Valentine’s day?
The city is giving out free Organics recycling bins, which is a pretty sweet deal. You can get a rodent resistant, puncture proof, odor retaining bin to put your food scraps and yard waste! The food scraps get collected by DSNY and turned into compost. Compost is a natural fertilizer for plants. You can throw any unwanted flowers or chocolates right into the new Organics Collection bins, to be turned into compost.
The city has regular Compost Giveaway events to distribute finished compost to residents for free! The city will give out quantities of compost as large as 40lb bags. That is a lot of compost to keep your garden healthy this upcoming growing season! The city also gives compost to parks, community gardens and other community projects. Compost helps to keep your soil healthy, retains water and gives nutrients to your plants.
This past week was very exciting for the Organics Outreach team. We talked to almost 1,000 people about the Curbside Organics Collection program! This week we have a lot of great things coming up. Please check us out at one of the following locations to learn more about the program.
Today! Wednesday Feb 14th from 11am-4:30pm you can find us at:
1)Sunset Park sidewalk sale! Check out this link for more info Sunset Park Sidewalk Sale Info.
On Thursday Feb 15th you can find us at:
1)Red Hook Ikea, Brooklyn NY from 10am to 4pm
2) Brooklyn Public Library – Coney Island Branch
1901 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA
From 10am to 4:30pm
On Friday Feb 16th at 1pm please join us for a presentation about the new Organics bin at:
1)Flossie Wilson Residence
163st Improvement Council
1177 Rev James Polite Ave, Bronx NY
To learn more about the bin go to nyc.gov/organics
Please contact us if you are interested in having a Brown Bin Workshop set up in your neighborhood!
Contact Outreach Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Arce, at firstname.lastname@example.org