We want to notify the membership of an important change in the coop’s compost drop off service offering.
As of November 1, the coop will no longer serve as a BK ROT compost drop-off point. BFC will continue to use BK ROT for all coop-generated compostable waste only. Individual food scrap drop off will no longer be accepted at the store. This change in policy is due to costs associated with offering the service and issues managing compost donations. The BK ROT compost drop-off service, although wildly popular, was not being sustained consistently through its user donations.In the best interest of the entire coop membership we continue to work at reducing monthly expenses that are not essential for coop day-to-day operations. We know that continuing to compost store-generated waste is important to us all, and are committed to disposing of the coop’s compostable waste responsibly. For this reason, we will continue our relationship with BK ROT as our commercial composting service.We remain enthusiastic partners with the BK ROT team. Sandy Nurse and Renée Peperone, BK ROT’s co-facilitators and coop members, have worked diligently to create an environmental justice based service model that works. We are proud to say that our working relationship, initially cultivated in partnership with Jessica Sirbu, supported Bushwick youth with 6 additional working hours per week. Together we went from collecting once a week to three; growing from collecting 100 lbs per week in Spring 2014 to 1120 lbs/wk in August 2016. The BK ROT team thanks the entire coop membership for this deep support and unique opportunity for neighbors to serve neighbors.If you love to compost and would like to continue supporting local composting efforts BK ROT provides weekly food scrap drop-off at Know Waste Lands (1278 Myrtle Ave) from 12pm- 3pm on Sundays and a weekly home pickup service year round. To sign up for BK ROT’s residential pickup service or for more information please go to bkrot.org.In an effort to ease this transition, BK ROT will offer Coop members an introductory discount for our Home Pick-up service, and are willing to consider serving coop members who fall outside our present boundaries. For more information and to sign up, follow this link for Coop Members: https://bkrot.org/for-
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