donateNYC Partners

donateNYC encourages New Yorkers to support these nonprofit partners in their important reuse activities and social missions:

Billion Oyster Project

Billion Oyster Project

Billion Oyster Project, an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor while engaging hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren through restoration based STEM education programs. Shells are collected from dozens of restaurants and events in NYC and after they are properly separated, collected, transported, and cured, these shells can be reseeded to grow new live oysters-or reused.

donateNYC Partner Fact: In 2017, the BOP collection program recovered over 345,600 pounds of oyster shells from restaurants and events.


Oyster shells from NYC restaurants and events

Pick-Up Service: Yes (register here)

Location & Contact

Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7
10 South Street
New York, NY 10004