Gowanus Canal Conservancy has been composting on the Salt Lot since 2011. This year, thanks to funding from District 39 participatory budgeting, GCC has partnered with DSNY and Big Reuse to operate the largest community-based compost facility in the Brooklyn area. Using electric blowers to force air through the compost pile, the facility is capable of processing up to 416 tons of organic matter per year.

Partners and Sponsors

Big Reuse
Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Stephen Levin
NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)