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November 2021: Photos of Topsoil Making

  1. Topsoil stored at Bridge Park.
  2. Soil From NYC Clean Soil Bank at Bridge Park, before screening.
  3. Screened NYC Clean Soil Bank soil, ready for mixing with DSNY compost.
  4. Finished topsoil, ready to plant street trees in the Bronx.

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Photo Credits: Thomas Leung - NYC DOT (Photo 1) & Savanna Marino - GEI (Photos 2, 3, 4)


August 2021: Community composting group, BK Rot, exapnds its Brooklyn composting service onto a vacant City lot where they will make and distribute compost and topsoil, provide composting education, and create a community green space for Bushwick residents. Learn more.


June 2021: The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) offers quality Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) to private industry and community developments from its yard in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Learn more.


April 2021: OER opens a clean soil stockpile in East New York that expands the capacity of the Clean Soil Bank and advances reuse of clean soil in NYC.

Read OER’s Earth Day 2021 stockpile announcement.


May 2020: In Spring 2020, OER arranged delivery of more than 40,000 cubic yards of soil form the NYC Clean Soil Bank to the Department of Parks & Recreation. Learn more.


July 2019: East New York Farms! has opened New York City’s first stockpile of clean soil in Spring Creek, Brooklyn. Learn More.