In just over a month, you’ll be able to put your separated banana peels and coffee grounds curbside to be kept out of landfills and turned into compost instead. The expanded organics collection pilot program will begin picking up in parts of Park Slope beginning the week of May 19. According to the map, people
As you clear out those closets for a round of spring cleaning, be sure to put aside those old electronics that can be recycled. You can drop them off at a Lower East Side Ecology Center recycling day, which is coming up on Saturday, March 29 from 10am-4pm on 5th Avenue between Sterling Place and Douglass Street.
311 complaints rarely seem very funny when we’re making them (or dealing with the frustration that comes when they’re not efficiently responded to), but there’s something about maps with pictures or sound that just makes stuff like garbage, rats, and potholes a little more entertaining. Now online to inform residents (and maybe make some light of) the most
If you couldn’t find a trash can in a subway station, would you hold onto your trash until you found one someplace else? That’s what the MTA is banking on, as it announced this week it will remove more trash cans from stations (none in our area, yet). It started out with a pilot program
Last month, two for-profit clothing donation bins were illegally placed on public sidewalks just off of 4th Avenue, at the corners of Sackett and Degraw, and were flagged for removal by the Department of Sanitation. Those were hauled off, but then last week, we noticed two new ones had replaced the ones that were taken away. The
Don’t want to wait until spring for the organics waste recycling pilot program to start? Looking to start up a composting project at a local community garden, school, or on your block? Why not become a Master Composter! The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Course was developed by the NYC Compost Project and the DSNY Bureau of
Did you get some cool new gadgets over the holidays, and now you don’t know what to do with the old ones? Drop them off at the 11th annual After the Holidays E-Waste Collection Event this Sunday, January 19 from 10am to 4pm at Prospect Park, sponsored by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Tekserve, and Council Member Brad Lander.
Ready to sort your orange peels and coffee grinds along with your paper and plastic? According to Community Board 6, the Department of Sanitation’s pilot household organic waste collection will be expanding into parts of our area this spring. In areas where it’s been rolled out already, the program so far has allowed residents in single family
Have you seen the new public recycling bins that were installed recently along 7th Avenue? They’re some of the first newly redesigned public space recycling containers to be deployed in the city by the Department of Sanitation. DSNY has a goal of adding 10,000 new recycling containers to the streets of the five boroughs by the end
Though Christmas was only a couple days ago, if you want to start planning what to do with that lovely tree, here are some options. Please note, you must remove all decorations from your tree before disposing of it at these events! MulchFest Gowanus When: Sunday, January 5, 11am-3pm Where: The Salt Lot, 2 2nd Avenue
Looking for a place to drop off clothing and other textiles that’s not a donation bin placed illegally on a sidewalk? As you make room in your closet for new winter duds, and in the future when you start thinking about spring cleaning, here’s a list of some local options: • Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Another chance to recycle those old electronics you might have gathering dust in your apartment is coming up this Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 4pm, at an e-waste recycling event sponsored by the the Lower East Side Ecology and Tekserve, and hosted by PS 321. You can drop off both working and non-working electronics in front of the school on 7th Avenue
A couple of for-profit clothing donation bins that popped up along 4th Avenue — at the corners of Sackett and Degraw — have been flagged for removal by the Department of Sanitation. Notices to remove the bins were affixed to both on November 16, and the owners of them have 30 days to cart them
Thanks to the Department of Sanitation (we’re assuming) for finally getting rid of the abandoned bicycle that you flagged for removal a couple weeks ago on Union Street near 5th Avenue. But why only take one, and not the other that was also attached to the same rack? Seems like this relatively new system of relieving
Have some old electronics rotting away in the apartment? Didn’t get to drop them off on 5th Ave this past Saturday? Bring them to Upcycle Fest, a two-day collection taking place on Sunday, October 27 and Monday, October 28. Electronics can be dropped off in different locations across Prospect Park, and items you can bring include