BK ROT is NYC’s first bike-powered, fossil fuel free food waste hauling and composting service based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Youth ages 16-25 haul commercial and residential organic waste and transform it into high quality compost that feeds our soils and communities. Our operations provide accessible jobs and sustained professional development for emerging environmental leaders. We represent a localized green economy rooted in environmental justice. We are creating a new waste system, one that uses food waste as the foundation for a healthy urban ecosystem, uplifts the people and places responsible for managing waste, and demonstrates the power of a regenerative green economy.

Grantee Information

Website(s): https://www.bkrot.org/
Year(s) Awarded: 2020, 2021