3/4/2021: With the opening of the clean soil stockpile in East New York, clean soil is available for City, private, and community projects. RCA (recycled concrete aggregate) is also available from NYC DOT. Interested parties should Contact OER.
9/17/2020: East New York Farms will hold a topsoil giveaway and provide free soil testing on Saturday, October 3rd from 11am to 1pm at their Wortman Community Garden, across from 987 Lincoln Avenue, Brooklyn. This is an RSVP only event. Slots are limited! RSVP before October 3rd at https://bit.ly/32H2mLX. If you have questions, email Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-649-7979 ext 28. You must wear a mask and/or other protective coverings. Please come prepared to bag your own soil. ENYF will provide bags and shovels.
6/11/2020: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded OER $300,000 in new federal brownfield cleanup funds. Starting this fall, the Office will offer these new Revolving Loan Funds to certain affordable developers with sites in the City’s Voluntary Cleanup Program in the form of grants and loans. The funds can offset land cleanup costs of community developers building 100% affordable projects in low-income neighborhoods across the City. To learn more, contact OER.
3/16/2020: If you are unable to reach us by phone, please send a message to OER. Email your OER project manager with any questions about specific projects.