Solar-Powered Composting Facility Coming to GowanusSolar-Powered Composting Facility Coming to Gowanus
August 18, 2015
The banks of the Gowanus Canal may soon be home to an expanded, sun-powered composting facility and community organizers are seeking public input to assess other options for open space along the long-polluted waterway.
The nonprofit Gowanus Canal Conservancy is working with the Department of Sanitation to build a facility on Second Avenue near the canal, where food scraps and other organic waste will be turned into garden-boosting compost.
The facility will be built on an empty lot that's owned by the Department of Sanitation, which uses the land to store salt and sand to spread on city streets in the winter.