Hunters Point / Gantry Plaza State Park Leaf Rake

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Big Initiatives

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Stop by Hunters Point Park / Gantry Plaza State Park to find out how to participate in the curbside composting program, and how NYC food scraps and yard waste are recycled into finished compost! Volunteers will rake leaves in the park to be composted. Please dress warmly, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a reuseable water bottle.

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About Big Initiatives


One 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, US

Mission Statement

We are working towards all residents having access to either our Curbside Compost services or convenient neighborhood drop-offs. As of January 2018 the compost program serves 3.3 million residents in all five boroughs with curbside compost service. The program also works with apartment building managers to bring our services to high-rise apartment buildings and residents living on commercial blocks. Keep an eye out for an orange t-shirt that says Make Compost, Not Trash and come say hi!


Compost collection is the NYC Department of Sanitation’s curbside recycling service for food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste. Just like traditional recycling of paper, cardboard, metal, glass and plastic, residents separate these items and put them in brown bins that Sanitation provides. These organics are collected weekly and turned into compost and clean energy.

Big Reuse has partnered with DSNY to conduct outreach for the rollout of this new service. Our amazing team of Outreach Associates work in the streets throughout the five boroughs. We speak with residents about compost collection in order to increase resident participation rates, reduce contamination rates, and compile feedback in order to better acclimate the program to the needs of our city. Our team partners with local community groups to better spread the word at events and meetings. We are always looking for new partnerships! If you would like to have us attend your next function, please email us at


Sat Nov 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


Hunters Point / Gantry Plaza State Park Leaf RakeCenter Blvd between 48th-49th Ave(in front of the gantry)Long Island City, NY 11101



  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Volunteers under 18 need to bring a parental consent form. Email for more details.

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