In January 2015, BIG!NYC donated three refrigerators and heavily discounted like-new metal shelving units for the Lefferts Community Food Cooperative (LCFC). Opening in November 2014, LCFC is a new member-run and cooperatively-run grocery... Read More
As of January 1st, 2015, it has been illegal to dispose of electronic waste in your household trash. E-waste has proven to be the largest contributor of hazardous waste entering the landfill and this exciting move by DEC will significantly... Read More
Last month, the City Council voted to ban Styrofoam packaging starting this summer due to it's well-documented environmental hazards and it being nearly impossible to recycle effectively. This exciting move, by the DeBlasio Administration'... Read More
In 2014, the Department of Sanitation Compost Project, a network of non-profit community composting sites diverted over 2 million pounds of organic waste from the landfill!
The Compost Project hosted by Build It Green!NYC played a vital... Read More
One of our most frequently asked questions from new program participants is, "How do I save my food scraps at home?" Another common question from seasoned participants is, "How can I reduce my plastic bag use?" We've compiled a list of... Read More