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Sustainability
The ability to fulfill human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely.

SAFE Disposal Event

Start Date: 
April 2, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Sponsored By: 
NYC Department of Sanitation
Location: 
Prospect Park
Park Circle (corner of Parkside Ave. and Prospect Park Southwest)
United States
Description: 

The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a series of SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of harmful household products.

Materials accepted include common household products such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, strong cleaners, medications, paint and more.

View map for this event.

Open to: 
General public

Electronic Waste Recycling

Start Date: 
January 15, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Park Alliance
Location: 
Prospect Park
Prospect Park West and 3rd Street entrance
United States
Description: 

Join the Prospect Alliance and Lower East Side Ecology Center, which is bringing its annual "After the Holidays" E-waste event to Prospect Park to help you responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Visit the center's website to view a list of acceptable items.

Open to: 
General public

Fall is a busy season for Prospect Heights streets as bioswales and NSZ are rolled out

Posted: October 15, 2015 - 12:47pm

Starting this month, two projects that have been anticipated for quite some time are hitting the streets in Prospect Heights.

Signage and speed humps for Prospect Heights' Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) are now being installed (like the signs pictured above at the corner of Park Place and Carlton Avenue). Prospect Heights was one of 15 communities chosen for a NSZ by the Department of Transportation in October 2013. PHNDC's application was among 74 received by DOT, and received the strong support of location elected officials and more than 1,300 residents. DOT's plan for the Prospect Heights NSZ was approved by Community Board 8 in June 2015.

Drop off your organic and food waste for composting

Posted: April 27, 2015 - 11:01am

While Prospect Heights awaits curbside composting pickup through New York City's Organic Collections program, residents can drop off eligible food waste for composting at two locations in the neighborhood.

  • 7th Avenue B/Q station, Park Place and Carlton Avenue: 8:00AM to 10:00AM on Wednesdays, sponsored by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's NYC Compost Project.
  • Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket: 8:00AM to 3:30PM on Saturdays, sponsored by GrowNYC and its community partners.

Both locations accept food waste year round.For a map of all compost drop off locations, see the Department of Sanitation web site.

Through October 2015, residents can also drop off organics and food waste for composting at the Prospect Heights Community Farm, located on St. Marks Avenue between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues. For hours of operation and drop off rules, click here.

Public meeting on Gowanus Canal green infrastructure

Start Date: 
December 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Open space
Sponsored By: 
New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Brooklyn Community Board 6
Location: 
78th Precinct Courtroom
65 6th Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Beginning in early 2015, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will styart construction of bioswales and stormwater greenstreets to improve water quality in the Gowanus Canal. Approximately 40 of the bioswales will be located in Prospect Heights. Join representatives from DEP at this meeting to learn about the program and its benefits.

Open to: 
General public

Prospect Heights to get bioswales to control stormwater runoff

Posted: November 30, 2014 - 11:41am

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is undertaking a number of projects aimed at improving water quality in the Gowanus Canal. Several of these projects are intended to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the canal. CSOs are prone to occur during heavy rains when stormwater overwhelms the capacity of the local sewer system.

Because Prospect Heights is part of the watershed for the Gowanus Canal, DEP plans to install a network of bioswales to absorb stormwater. Bioswales are tree pits with a curb cut to absorb runoff.