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In Need of a Compost Bin? Here’s Where to Find Them

Now that you’re up to speed on the dos and don’ts of the Downtown Alliance’s composting program, it’s time to put our bins to use! As a reminder, composting helps mitigate climate change by keeping organic material out of the landfill,...

Organics Matter: the Dos and Don’ts of Composting in Lower Manhattan

Organics Matter: the Dos and Don’ts of Composting in Lower Manhattan

Composting is a simple way to make a difference in NYC’s carbon footprint, but it’s okay if you’re unsure how it works. About one-third of...

Lower Manhattan’s Public Composting Program Has Been Extended

Lower Manhattan’s Public Composting Program Has Been Extended

Earlier this year, the Downtown Alliance and the NYC Department of Sanitation launched a local pilot for the first 24/7 self-service composting...

Teach Your Tots How to Care for the Planet at Earth Matter’s Compost Learning Center

Teach Your Tots How to Care for the Planet at Earth Matter’s Compost Learning Center

Taking care of the planet is essential for the sake of future generations — but it's also never too early for those future generations to learn the...

One of Our Compost Bins Has a New Location Near City Hall

One of Our Compost Bins Has a New Location Near City Hall

Some exciting news: One of our new compost bins has a new location near City Hall!The bin formerly stationed inside the north entrance of Bowling...

How to Use the New Composting Bins in Lower Manhattan

How to Use the New Composting Bins in Lower Manhattan

The Downtown Alliance and the NYC Department of Sanitation recently launched a pilot program in the neighborhood for composting — and here’s a...

Drop Off Your Food Scraps At The Bowling Green Greenmarket

Drop Off Your Food Scraps At The Bowling Green Greenmarket

If you’ve got extra food scraps lying around — whether from a DIY cooking project or a delicious takeout dinner from your favorite Lower...

Where To Drop Off Your Composting During The Pandemic

Where To Drop Off Your Composting During The Pandemic

With many of our compost drop-off locations suspended due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related budget cuts, you might have wondered if there’s any...

Help Bowling Green Park Leap Into Spring

Help Bowling Green Park Leap Into Spring

Want to help beautify Lower Manhattan and make an environmental contribution at the same time? We're hosting a volunteer event to check off both...

Zero’s a Hero: Go Zero Waste with Composting and Recycling

Zero’s a Hero: Go Zero Waste with Composting and Recycling

By Allison ReserAllison was an on-site manager for Common Ground Compost at Dine Around Downtown. Compost is catching on. Food scraps, food-soiled...