NYLPI Supports Community Composting in Queensbridge Park

March 4, 2021

Environmental Justice, News

During the city-wide suspension of curbside organics collection, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced plans to evict a beloved community composting organization, Big Reuse, from its current site in Queensbridge Park. Citing legal concerns about the appropriateness of composting on parkland, DPR has destabilized grassroots sustainability organizations across the City. On February 26, NYLPI submitted comments assessing the legal points as misguided and urging DPR to reevaluate its plan for the Queensbridge site and to ensure that community composters can operate with dignity and stability throughout the park system. Organizations like Big Reuse are model partners in pursuit of DPR’s mission to plan parks “for present and future generations” that are “resilient and sustainable.”

Read the full comments here.

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