#SaveOurCompost formed in response to NYC eliminating all funding for composting.

Our efforts included:

  • 23,000 signatures on the change.org/composting petition
  • 1,000 people attending a town hall about composting
  • 543 letters sent about #SaveOurCompost during the budget negotiations
  • Thousands of emails and calls about #SaveOurCompost to elected officials (it was the second most popular topic, after Summer Youth Employment Program)

Through our collective efforts rallying NYers, we were able to restore $2.86m for community composting (like the farmers markets drop off sites).

Big Reuse & Lower East Side Ecology Center are now facing eviction from their compost yards, which would further eviscerate NYC's composting systems. We're continuing to fight back, with the help of volunteers.

Would you like to help the #SaveOurCompost efforts?

Financé par New York City, NY (December 2020)