BK ROT is happy to be starting compost drop-off at the Bushwick Abbey starting this Sunday, October 13th.
Date: Every Sunday 1-2:30pm
Where: 176 St. Nicholas Avenue
Cost: $5 per drop-off. Includes a voucher provided for a bag of finished compost per person.
BK ROT is a youth employment project that compensates youth for collecting compostable food scraps and maintaining compost sites. This is gross, smelly and yet really important work. Our project is completely self-sustaining, meaning we do not apply for funding, but do accept donations. We are experimenting with a model that can create value on the work that is necessary to maintain healthy compost piles. The $5 rate is to ensure our youth managing the drop-offs is compensated fairly for their time. Additionally, our pick-up project charges $10 per/month for a weekly pick-up of 3 gallon bags. With drop-off, we anticipate larger deposits that will need more attention.
Are there other benefits?
Yes! With your first drop-off – you will receive a voucher for one bag of finished compost soil. We want the local community to enjoy in what they have helped create.