In December, they donated to RIGC again with about 10 cubic feet of compost that is now at the gardens ready for spring sifting and use. This Big Reuse Compost has already amended soil in RIGC, for native plant pollinator plantings behind PS 217, for RI street trees, and for give backs to Island residents.
- Click here or on the graphic to check out some metrics, ideas, and news from Big Reuse. Since the chart below was made, Roosevelt Island now totals over 60 K pounds diverted from landfills!
- Click to see what to compost and
- Click to see how to prep your food scraps for drop off on Saturdays.
"Essentially, all life depends upon the soil. There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together."
— Charles E. Kellogg, 1938 USDA Yearbook of Agriculture
Thanks to Leah Retherford, Devin Reitsma, Jimena Gracia and others at Big Reuse, local volunteers Christina Delfico and Anthony Longo, PSD Chief Jack Mc Manus, RIOC staff Fernando Vargas, Erica Spencer-El, and Jessica Murray and others, we now have a centralized opportunity to really increase our drop off statistics in 2018!