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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