OER celebrates Earth Day 2022 by offering free delivery of clean soil and topsoil to community and school gardens in Brooklyn and Queens.
Combining clean soil and NYC Department of Sanitation compost, OER produced high-quality topsoil for NYC Parks.
5/12/2022: The City stockpile (at 830 Forbell Street, Brooklyn) has 17,000 cubic yards of clean soil available for construction projects that need backfill. If your project team is interested in obtaining free clean soil, contact OER or call 212-788-8841.
5/19/2021: The City’s clean soil stockpile in East New York receives and distributes clean soil to City, private and community projects at no cost except for trucking. The stockpile is open every Tuesday and Wednesday and on a third day each week based on demand. In addition to clean soil, NYC DOT offers free RCA (recycled concrete aggregate that is 3/4” minus) also at no cost except for trucking. Parties interested in either material should contact OER.
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.