Salt Lot

The eco-industrial heart of Gowanus, the Salt Lot is the hub of Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s stewardship and education programs, located on a shared facility with a DSNY salt shed. The site saw a major overhaul in 2016-2017 thanks to a collaboration between Gowanus Canal Conservancy, DSNY, and Big Reuse and funding from District 39 participatory budgeting. The Salt Lot now hosts an NYC Compost Project facility with an estimated annual throughput of up to 400 tons of organic material. It is also home to Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s plant nursery, demonstration gardens, a rainwater harvesting system, and a multi-purpose outdoor classroom for stewards of all ages.

Partners and Sponsors

NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
Big Reuse
NYC Council Member Brad Lander