Starting April 27th, BK ROT will be collecting household food scraps on Sundays from 2-4pm at 2 Porter Avenue
in Bushwick for a $3 donation. The service, hosted at the Bushwick Food Coop, is a two month pilot designed to help spread awareness and education about composting and help promote BK ROT’s weekly home compost pick-up service. The pilot also serves to experiment with growing green jobs for local youth in communities of color where youth employment is extremely low and disproportionate to more affluent neighborhoods.
BK ROT’s newest biker, Shayna, will be receiving your food scraps and answering any of your compost related questions. Shayna is a senior at the Beacon School and is an after school arts apprentice. Her current passion is painting portraits of famous musicians who have inspired her.
BK ROT is thrilled to pilot at the Bushwick Food Coop and is looking forward to growing the partnership. For more information about what to bring, read our list below.
What to bring:
Food scraps: fruit scraps (please freeze these for one day before drop off), vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, dry grains, fresh and dry leaves, green plants, prunings, hedge trimmings, grass clippings, flower bouquets, dry leaves, nuts, dead plants, corn cobs, straw and hay, untreated wood chips and sawdust, shredded paper, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, old potting soil, egg shells (but NO eggs)
NO MEAT, FISH, EGGS, CHEESE or DAIRY PRODUCTS
- NO RUBBERBANDS, TWIST TIES or STICKERS