COVID-19 UPDATE
For shifted operations, please check updates (link above) and services below.

Welcome to BK ROT!

We are NYC's first bike powered food waste hauling and composting service

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OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are shifting our services temporarily. Services updates highlighted below and for more information, visit our COVID-19 info page.

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Join the movement! Dozens of small Brooklyn businesses are composting their organic waste with BK ROT. Affordable rates! Easy sign up!

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100% locally sourced compost made by hand at our site, Know Waste Lands. Perfect for houseplants, growing veggies, and building soils. Check out our site for compost tips!

COVID UPDATE: You can order compost for delivery or schedule pick-up. Compost is available on a first come first serve basis.

Buy Compost

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Rabbit Roots is a home food scraps pick up service. For a monthly rate our bikers will collect from your door to our compost site. Sign up here!

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It's hard to compost in NYC! We are sharing some resources on how to compost from home. If you missed out on our worm bin orders, we share a lot of information on how you can make them yourself.

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Live nearby? Our year-round food scraps is open again on Sundays
12-3pm. Learn more about what to bring and our COVID-19 Drop Off Protocol. 

Food Scrap Drop Off

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We can help you strategize the best system and management method of your home, business, or organization composting.   

Consultation

TESTIMONIALS

Linda Thach

"The idea itself is amazing. Using our grounds for a project that's local, that's supporting the community, and the kids in the community, I thought that was really great. That's something we've always been about. Since we've opened its always been about community and building partnerships that have the same ethics."

Max Sussman

Owner, Samesa NYC

"Our trash is pretty low here and our compost has been a sort of a learning curve. It's weird to have three trash cans in a restaurant, but at the end of the day it cuts down on waste and makes people more responsible in the kitchen and its good from a cost perspective as well. It makes us feel good that we're composting because not throwing out big trash bags every night."

Owner, Little Skips

 

ABOUT BK ROT

ABOUT BK ROT

ABOUT BK ROT

Our Work

Our Work

 

BK ROT is New York City's first community-supported, bike-powered, fossil fuel free food waste hauling and composting service. Our project is staffed by young people of color who haul organic waste from small businesses and transform it into high quality compost. Our operations provide accessible jobs and sustained professional development for emerging environmental leaders.

BK ROT is a community centered, closed loop, fossil-fuel free approach to hauling and composting commercial food waste in NYC. We represent a localized green economy rooted in the principles and values of environmental justice. BK ROT creates space for the leadership of young people of color who disproportionately face the consequences of environmental destruction and yet whose visions and values are excluded from the dominant policy and design strategies for urban sustainability. We prioritize slow growth with deep roots versus rapid expansion that is not grounded. We are designing and implementing a new kind of waste system, one that uses food waste as the foundation for a healthy urban ecosystem, that uplifts the people and places responsible for managing waste, and that demonstrates the power of a regenerative green economy. We are supporting the next generation of environmental justice leaders who will shape our city.

Our Values

320,000 lbs 

Food Waste Composted at Know Waste Lands in BK

2800 Bike Miles

Emissions-Free Hauling of Food Waste Per Year

160,000 lbs

160,000 lbs

High Quality Compost Donated to Local Farms

$100,000

Income Generated for Young Workers

 
 

OUR TEAM

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Sonia

Administrative Coordinator

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Shaq

Operations Assistant
Sifter

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Guy

Board Chair

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Felicity

Board Member

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Victor

Operations Specialist
Site Manager & Biker-Composter

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Ceci

Executive Director

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Priya

Board Secretary

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Annel

Board Member

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Devon

Drop Off Manager

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Nick

Operations Assistant
Biker-Composter

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Dan

Board Treasurer

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Iyeshima

Board Member

OUR CLIENTS

 
 

CONTACT US

BK ROT Open Hours

We are open for food scrap drop off year round:

Sundays: 12-3pm

Food scraps are ONLY accepted on Sundays. Scraps will not be accepted outside of these hours. 

Volunteer at BK ROT

If you would like to volunteer or set up a group workshop or tour, please visit our Eventbrite page

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