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!
Fall & Winter updates from the BK ROT team
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.
The BK ROT Team
Winter Season Updates
Meet the BK ROT Crew!
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
Looking for gifts that make a difference? BK ROT has great gifts for friends and family.
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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The BK ROT family is Thankful for….
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!
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!