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About Our Organization

BK ROT is a community centered, closed loop, fossil fuel free approach to hauling and composting food waste in NYC.

We are 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.


We are designing and implementing a new kind of waste system, one that uses food waste as the foundation for a healthy urban ecosystem.


BK ROT is a community centered, closed loop, fossil-fuel free approach to hauling and composting food waste in NYC using strategies for urban sustainability.


We create space for the leadership
of young people of color who disproportionately face the consequences of environmental destruction.

Our History


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


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!


Live nearby? Our year-round food scraps is open again on Sundays12-3pm. Learn more about what to bring and our COVID-19 Drop Off Protocol.


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!


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.


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

Our Impact


lbs of food waste diverted from the landfill & composted


bike miles of emissions-free hauling of food waste per year


lbs of high quality compost created by BK ROT youth


worth of income generated for young workers

Download annual reports (PDF):

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