Many people across the world are currently celebrating the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year represents the start of spring and new beginnings. You can also give your food scraps a new beginning as well. The city gives out free brown bins to collect your organic materials to be turned into compost.
If you live in an apartment building that is 10 units or more or above a storefront, you need to fill out an application to receive your bin. Please click here to access the application online. The application is simple! You just enter your building site and building manager information and DSNY handles it from there.
If you live in a building that is less than 10 units you do not need to apply. The bin will automatically be delivered to you when the service expands to your district. Not sure if your area has Curbside Organics Collection? Click this link to check what neighborhoods will be receiving service this year.
The Organics Outreach team has had a wonderful past week. We worked a Valentine’s Day sidewalk sale and talked to the residents of Sunset Park.
If you have any questions about the program or you need some new recycling stickers and information you can find us at the following locations this week:
- On the corner of Ave U & E 15th St in Brooklyn from 10am to 4pm
- At Sethlow Park in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn from 10am to 4pm
- On the corner of 65th st and 18th ave in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn from 10am to 4pm
- Stop & Shop 64-66 Myrtle Ave, Glendale from 10am to 4pm
- New Utrecht Library, Brooklyn from 10am to 3pm
- Metro Mall-Middle Village, Queens from 10am to 3pm
- Highlawn Branch 1664 W 13th St, Brooklyn from 10am to 3pm
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