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NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse

Cause Area

  • Environment


47-40 21st, 2nd floorQueens, NY 11101 United States

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Mission Statement

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse is part of a community-scale composting network that works to rebuild our soils by providing New Yorker's with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally.


NYC’s construction and demolition industry throws away nearly 7,000,000 tons of building materials annually! These materials clog our landfills, release carbon into the atmosphere, and create an artificial need for more materials to be manufactured. By salvaging usable items from demolition and remodel projects and reintroducing them to the market, we take a small step toward eliminating these significant environmental costs. Our goal is to demonstrate another option for materials diversion and hopefully inspire the city to require recycling and reuse for construction and demolition waste.


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