Two Large Soil Piles
    OER opens a clean soil stockpile in East New York that expands the capacity of the Clean Soil Bank and advances the reuse of clean soil in NYC.
Excavator Moving Soil
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    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
Clean soil stockpile
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    East New York Farms! has opened New York City's first stockpile of clean soil in Spring Creek, Brooklyn.
Jumpstart Alvista Towers
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    OER assists an affordable housing developer to enter the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program and reduce development costs. Clean soil from the site contributed to coastal flood protection.
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The New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation is a team of scientists and engineers that design and operate municipal programs to promote cleanup and redevelopment of vacant contaminated land in NYC.

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What's New at OER

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 If you have questions, email Taylor at 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.

04/22/2020: OER has launched SPEED 2.0, an updated and expanded version of its environmental mapping tool. SPEED is a rich repository of information relevant to the cleanup of land in New York City. Visit SPEED to search for properties in New York City and find information on nearby construction projects, land cleanup efforts, environmental cleanup requirements on rezoned land, and the location of petroleum spills.

SPEED can also be used to create maps of environmental information at a city, borough, neighborhood, or site level.  In addition, all of its data layers are regularly updated. 
Please give us your feedback on SPEED through the Contact page on our website.

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.

OER Metrics

Acres Remediated380

Units of Affordable Housing11,000

New City Tax Revenue$1.46B