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East River Park Compost Yard Tour with Circular City Week

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East River Park Compost Yard

East River Park Compost Yard

New York, NY 10002

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On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 we will be opening our gates for a public tour to learn how we turn your banana peels into nutrient rich compost from our site operators.

The East River Park Compost Yard is a one-acre compost facility located within the beautiful 57-acre East River Park. In 1998 the Ecology Center moved its composting operation from a community garden space in the Lower East Side and made a home in East River Park. As one of Manhattan’s largest composting facilities, the site takes in nearly 1 million lbs of organic waste each year with materials coming from local food scrap drop-off sites, woodshops, and chipped park waste. As part of the NYC Compost Project, this site plays an important role in helping NYC reach its zero-waste goals.

This event is part of Circular City Week. Circular City Week is an open collaborative festival for circular economy related events. Circular City Week took place in New York for the first time in March 2019, and will be back in New York 16-22 March 2020. Activities during Circular City Week will emphasize how circular practices such as reuse, recycling, and upcycling are transforming urban industries and the city as a whole.

How do I get to East River Park Compost Yard?
The East River Compost Yard is located within East River Park. Detailed directions can be found here. The site is the lot directly south of the amphitheater. The entrance is on the side facing the FDR not the waterfront.

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