Our Work
BK ROT is New York City's first community-supported, bike-powered, fossil fuel free food waste hauling and composting service. Our project is staffed by young people of color who haul organic waste from small businesses and transform it into high quality compost. Our operations provide accessible jobs and sustained professional development for emerging environmental leaders.

Our Values
BK ROT is a community centered, closed loop, fossil-fuel free approach to hauling and composting commercial food waste in NYC. We represent a localized green economy rooted in the principles and values of environmental justice. BK ROT creates space for the leadership of young people of color who disproportionately face the consequences of environmental destruction and yet whose visions and values are excluded from the dominant policy and design strategies for urban sustainability. We prioritize slow growth with deep roots versus rapid expansion that is not grounded. We are designing and implementing a new kind of waste system, one that uses food waste as the foundation for a healthy urban ecosystem, that uplifts the people and places responsible for managing waste, and that demonstrates the power of a regenerative green economy. We are supporting the next generation of environmental justice leaders who will shape our city.

Made in Brooklyn

Know Waste Lands
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Retail Stores

Crest Hardware
558 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Sprout Home
59 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tula House
59 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
96 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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