Welcome to
BK ROT!

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

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Our services 

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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. Pick-up BK ROT compost at our site (order here) and select stores. Check out our site for compost tips!

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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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FOOD SCRAPS DROP OFF

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. 

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CONSULTATION 

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

TESTIMONIALS

Owner, Little Skips

"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."

Linda Thach

ABOUT BK ROT

 
What's BK ROT?

What's BK ROT?

OUR WORK
 
OUR VALUES 

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 residential and commercial organic waste 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 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 and climate justice leaders who will shape our city.

 

936,000 lbs 

Food waste diverted from the landfill & composted

4,500 Bike Miles

Emissions-Free Hauling of Food Waste Per Year

427,000 lbs

High Quality Compost Created by BK ROT Youth

$210,000

Income Generated for Young Workers

 

OUR TEAM

BK ROT's staff listed in order of who has been on our team the longest, followed by BK ROT's Board in alphabetical order. 

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Victor

Operations Manager & Microhauler

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Nick

Microhauler

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Isaac

Microhauler

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Nora

Co-Director 

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Priya

Board Chair

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Kim

Board Member

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Devon

Drop Off Manager

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Lesly

 Microhauler-Composter

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Jamisha

Admin Specialist & Outreach Coordinator

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Dior

Co-Director