& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
5/21 BIG!Compost Volunteer Orientation @ LIC (6:30-8pm). RSVP to email@example.com
5/28 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women & Trans Tool 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (6:30-8pm)
6/8 BIG!Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/15,22,29 BIG!Workshops: Make Your Own Folding Stool with Mr. Fox @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (3 sessions; 12:30-2pm)
What to Compost
Please DO bring us:
- fruit scraps (please freeze these for one day before drop off)
- vegetable scraps
- coffee grounds
- tea bags
- dry grains
- fresh leaves and green plants prunings and hedge trimmings
- grass clippings
- flower bouquets
- horse manure
- guinea pig or hamster droppings
- brewery waste (hops and wet grains)
- dry leaves
- dead plants
- dried flowers
- corn cobs
- straw and hay
- chips and sawdust
- food-soiled paper towels and napkins
- shredded paper
- corrugated cardboard
- old potting soil
- egg shells (but NO eggs)
Please DO NOT bring us:
- meat and fish scraps
- dairy products
- fats, oils, and grease
- dog and cat waste
- invasive weeds
- weeds with seeds
- diseased plants
- non-organic materials (plastic, metal, glass, etc.)
A few requests and tips for our composters
* Please DO NOT leave your waste at a drop-off site if no one is there. We can only accept compost during specified hours.
* Please roughly chop organic materials. The smaller the particle size, the more surface area there is — making more room for microorganisms to munch. This will help speed up the decomposition process.
* Worried about where to keep your scraps in your home? Put them in the freezer! A great tip is to store food scraps in yogurt containers in the freezer. This method will kill fruit fly eggs on fruit peels and keep your kitchen clean and organized. (You do not need to thaw the scraps before you bring them to us.)
* Containers: Use whatever container works best for you! Reusable plastic or metal containers, such as small buckets and yogurt containers are highly recommended. We also love getting food scraps in paper bags. The bag is a “brown,” carbon-rich material, which (when shredded) is a great complement to your food scraps, which are usually nitrogen-rich “greens.
Thank you kindly for your help!