Earth Matter NY Inc.

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About us

Earth Matter NY, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, and application of composting in New York City. Earth Matter operates a Compost Learning Center on Governors Island where, as part of the "Zero Waste Island" initiative, we collect and process food scraps from island food vendors and from source-separation bins placed around the island.

Earth Matter's Compost Learning Center --  funded by the NYC Compost Project, a program of the Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability -- has public open hours on weekends from Memorial Day through the end of September. At this site we also host a 140-hour adult compost operator intro course twice a year.

We also are a partner in the NYC area's "Billion Oyster Project", collecting and curing oyster shells from area restaurants, thus helping to advance this effort to remove oyster shells from the waste stream.

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Date Founded: 2009

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Website(s):
earthmatter.org

Address:
179 Rivington St. Apt. 4B, New York, NY, 10002, US

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