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Free compost in Brooklyn-revised

  • Subject: [cg] Free compost in Brooklyn-revised
  • From: "Kirby, Ellen" ellenkirby@bbg.org
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 14:05:41 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: Free compost in Brooklyn-revised

I hope this is my last message on this.  I realized I had pasted the
wrong dates.

Here it is:


The Urban Composting Project of Brooklyn Botanic Garden in association
with the NYC Department of Sanitation is pleased to offer free unlimited
compost to the residents of Brooklyn. NYC residents and non-profits are
invited to the Spring Creek composting site Saturday, October 29, 2005
and/or Sunday, October 30, 2005, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, with your
shovels and containers to dig "Black Gold" for their gardens. Compost
bins will also be available for $20. Come early while supplies last. 

Residents and non-profits are also invited to any of the following
October events, and are able to bring open top trucks (and must bring a
tarp to cover the compost for transportation), which you own or rent, to
any of these locations. Site personnel with front-end loaders will be on
hand to assist filling the trucks. Individuals may attend any or all of
these events, regardless of which borough you live in, but must register
your truck with the appropriate Botanic Garden. Contact the Urban
Composting Project at Brooklyn Botanic Garden to request a truck
registration form if you wish to attend the Giveback on October 29 or
30. Other vehicles are welcome, but only trucks must be registered. See
directions below to the Spring Creek Composting Facility.

Dates:   The following Saturdays & Sundays in October:
October 1 & 2 at the Fresh Kills Composting Facility, Staten Island
October 15 & 16 at the Soundview Composting facility, Bronx
October 22 & 23 at the Spring Creek Composting Facility, Brooklyn
October 29 & 30 at the Spring Creek Composting Facility, Brooklyn

Times:   8:00 am to 2:00 pm; Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing
to receive compost.

Each of these Giveback weekends will be hosted by the corresponding
Botanic Garden in that borough, with the exception of the Spring Creek
location, which will be used by both Queens Botanical Garden and
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 


The Spring Creek Compost Facility is located at 12720-B Flatlands
Avenue, which is at the easternmost end of Flatlands Avenue, just past
Fountain Avenue. 

Directions to site: 

Brooklyn Queens Expressway W to Exit 29B (Tillary St.). Take Tillary to
Flatbush Ave. Make a left onto Flatbush and continue (past Brooklyn
Botanic Garden) to Linden Blvd. Make a left turn onto Linden and
continue to Fountain Ave. Make a right turn onto Fountain and continue
to Flatlands Ave.

Belt Parkway to Exit 14 (Pennsylvania Ave.). Continue northwest on
Pennsylvania Ave. (Granville Payne Ave.) until Flatlands Ave. Make a
right onto Flatlands and continue until Fountain Ave. Note: Commercial
vehicles are not allowed on the Belt Parkway.

Van Wyck Expressway South to Exit 3 (Linden Blvd). Continue west on
Linden Blvd., past Aqueduct and over Cross Bay Blvd./Conduit. Continue
on Linden about 1 more mile to Fountain Ave. Make a left turn onto
Fountain and continue 5 blocks until Flatlands Ave.

Public transportation: Take the A or C to Euclid Ave. Transfer to the
B13 bus toward Gateway Dr./Erskine St. (Gateway Center Mall/Spring
Creek). Exit bus near Flatlands & Fountain Aves.
The Department of Sanitation has funded compost education projects at
the City's Botanical Gardens since 1993.
Ellen Kirby, Director
Brooklyn GreenBridge
Community Horticulture Program
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Phone: 718.623-7251
Fax: 718.857-2430
Address:  1000 Washington Avenue
          Brooklyn, NY 11225
Web Site: www.BBG.org 

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