GO TEAM!!

Araceli, our new youth biker and addition to the BK ROT family and our super dedicated volunteer, Hilary, with Sandy, the BK ROT founder, is turning one of our three compost bins that is consist of our members food scraps. Of course we can not forget to mention the Bushwick Food Coop and their members dropping off their food scraps every Sunday at the Coop.

Thank you to our committed team!

Hillary (far left) and Araceli.

Hillary (far left) and Araceli.

A few of the BK ROT team turning one of our compost bins.

A few of the BK ROT team turning one of our compost bins.

Araceli is our new youth biker to the BK ROT family.

Araceli is our new youth biker to the BK ROT family.

 

Winter Season Updates

Fall & Winter updates from the BK ROT team

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Winter, here we come!

Snow tires? Check.
Extra warm gear? Check.

BK ROT is ready for the next Polar Vortex! We’ve built out a great crew and have moved forward on some exciting new fronts. From starting to sell our 100% locally made compost to a visit from local City Council Member Antonio Reynoso to finalizing build-out plans for a Medium Scale Compost Site in Bushwick, we are on the move! (Read about our exciting developments below).

As we close out fall we want to thank all our members, volunteers and supporters who have contributed to BK ROT. With just two weekends left in the season we’ve already diverted 1,735 pounds from the landfills into our humble 3-bin system. We’ve raised $924 in membership sales and paid out $890 in stipends for our three fantastic youth. This is no small feat! We are grateful for your continued participation in building this neighborhood effort together.

Thank you,

The BK ROT Team


Winter Season Updates


Meet the BK ROT Crew!

Iyeshima: A new addition this season, Iyeshima is heading up our outreach efforts in addition to sending out our weekly reminders every Sunday.

Iyeshima: A new addition this season, Iyeshima is heading up our outreach efforts in addition to sending out our weekly reminders every Sunday.

Victor:  Our superstar biker and carpenter, Victor, keeps us on track picking up your food scraps weekly.

Victor: Our superstar biker and carpenter, Victor, keeps us on track picking up your food scraps weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilary: Local barista and graphic designer, Hilary, voluntarily turns our compost piles weekly with the help of extra hands (like Dan in the back).

Hilary: Local barista and graphic designer, Hilary, voluntarily turns our compost piles weekly with the help of extra hands (like Dan in the back).

Michael: Curious and sharp Michael, collects food scraps from the Bushwick Food Coop each week.

Michael: Curious and sharp Michael, collects food scraps from the Bushwick Food Coop each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

District 37 Council Member, Antonio Reynoso, Visits BK ROT

In October, BK ROT hosted an information sharing event with some of NYC’s most experienced composters, City Council Member Antonio Reynoso, reps from the Department of Sanitation and the Business Integrity Commission. We spent the afternoon talking about the goals of micro-hauling operations – like ours – and how the city government can empower and support compost projects city-wide

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Holiday Gifts

Looking for gifts that make a difference? BK ROT has great gifts for friends and family.

 

The Original BK ROT Tee   Our 100% organic cotton soft tees come    in  earthy and vibrant colors and all sizes for women and men!

The Original BK ROT Tee
Our 100% organic cotton soft tees come
in earthy and vibrant colors and all sizes for women and men!

  On-the-Run BK ROT Tote This 100% Organic Cotton Tote comes in a variety of colors           that will brighten your day! Great to carry anywhere for the           last-minute plastic bag alternative.

On-the-Run BK ROT Tote
This 100% Organic Cotton Tote comes in a variety of colors that will brighten your day! Great to carry anywhere for the last-minute plastic bag alternative.

 

 

 

 

BK ROT Compost Gift a bag of our 100% locally made, fossil-fuel free compost        to your favorite Green Thumb. For a plant nutrient boost use        as part of a potting mix or as top-dressing on houseplants

BK ROT Compost
Gift a bag of our 100% locally made, fossil-fuel free compost to your favorite Green Thumb. For a plant nutrient boost use as part of a potting mix or as top-dressing on houseplant.

BK ROT Membership  Have a friend in the neighborhood who has a freezer packed      with food scraps? Do they keep saying they're going to                  take it to Union Square? Help them out!

BK ROT Membership
Have a friend in the neighborhood who has a freezer packed with food scraps? Do they keep saying they’re going to take it to Union Square?
Help them out!

     

 

Bushwick Medium Scale Compost Site

We had a couple great workdays this season prepping the lots at 1278 Myrtle Avenue. The two lots were joined by removing the fence between them and mulch was spread to start building the soil. We’ll be building out the composting area this winter. For more information or to get involved send us a note.

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BK ROT Is Thankful For So Much This Year!

The BK ROT family is Thankful for….

 

The Citizens Committee Grant for donating to our organization so that we can purchase our new compost thermometer.

The Citizens Committee Grants that enabled us to purchase our much needed compost thermometer!

The compost sign that Willow Goldstein painted for our bins.

The beautiful compost sign that Willow Goldstein painted for our bins at EL Garden.

 

The new Weigh Station that our super star Sandy Built.

The new Weigh Station that our super star Sandy built.

 

The Maria Hernandez Park leaves that we mixed in our compost.

The fall leaves from the trees at Maria Hernandez Park that we use in our composting.

The chocolaty smelling Cacao Husks that was donated from Fine & Raw.

The yummy chocolate smelling Cacao Husks donated from Fine & Raw.

The beautifully designed shed that Ronnie built at El Garden.

The beautiful shed that Ronnie built at El Garden.

Our amazing volunteers who had stick with us through the most hottest and coldest weathers. Thank you for your dedication and motivation to help make our organization flourish.

Our amazing volunteers who stick with us through the many seasons. Thank you for your dedication and motivation to help make our organization flourish.

Artist SWOON inaugurates new community compost site

SWOON inaugurates our new community compost site!

Artist, SWOON, came to inaugurate our new community compost site and wildlife garden at 1278 Myrtle Avenue last week. Celebrating our access to the beautiful vacant lot, BK ROT helped her put up a stunning and symbolic wheat paste of a woman creating an eco-village.

Are you interested in helping develop this site? We are having our first organizing meeting Saturday August 16th @ 3pm at 1278 Myrtle Avenue. Join us!

 

 

Grant Awared Ceremony

BK ROT @ Citizen’s Committee Grant Reception

Victor, our first biker, and Sandy, our volunteer field manager, attending the Citizen’s Committee grant reception May 2nd. BK ROT received $2700 for a Community Grant in partnership with Sure We Can and a $600 Compost Grant to promote compost awareness and education. We are so excited to move forward with a little support this spring!