Children's Garden -- 12th St & Ave B


In November, our community garden became a public food scrap drop-off site. So, people can now find our drop-off site online (link below this paragraph), and DSNY (NYC Dept of Sanitation) is picking up part of our dropped-off food waste on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Link: NYC Food Scrap Drop-Off Locations [El Sol Brillante-Children's Garden, 544 E 12th St]

Before now, our 24-hour food waste drop-off location was not publicized; people found out about our drop-off site either by word of mouth, by those who took our workshops, or if they passed by the garden and noticed the drop-off setup.

From Nov 14 (Wed), we've been putting about 5 to 15 lbs of food waste in DSNY's brown bin (filling it up, ~80+ lbs, a couple of times so far) for pickup 3 times a week. We get roughly 30-40 lbs of food waste a day. Below are graphs and data of the amount of food waste we've processed at both community gardens combined.

CG Dropoff Bins
Before Nov.
CG Dropoff Bins
Before November
CG Dropoff Site
From November
CG Dropoff Bins
From Nov., DSNY's brown bin & our bin
CG Dropoff Bins
From Nov., DSNY's drop-off brown bin sign



The data that created the graphs above.




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