Support BK ROT's Expansion!
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As current and former members of BK ROT's composting service, we would like to express our utmost support for BK ROT’s push to expand their organic waste recovery and composting operations into a larger public space.
The BK ROT team is successfully building an innovative model for community composting that is empowering local youth, building a network that keeps financial and ecological resources within our community, and demonstrating creative solutions to climate change. It has been nationally recognized and is a model that’s being replicated in Baltimore, Maryland and in other New York City neighborhoods.
In just 1,500 square feet, BK ROT has created a thriving composting site and is set to capture over 100,000 pounds of local organic waste in 2018. However, demand on BK ROT is high and they cannot meet it in the current space they have. Therefore, we wholeheartedly endorse their efforts to secure a larger public space for increasing their processing capacity.
BK ROT's expansion will create more local jobs that place young adults in leadership positions, produce and distribute free compost for our community, and help fight climate change at the local level.
We know that with additional backing from local City Council Members, Community Board 4 and other city agencies, BK ROT will be instrumental in helping NYC achieving its Zero Waste goals. We encourage our local elected officials and leaders of city agencies to fully support this important project for the health and benefit of our communities.
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