Reclaimed Organics

by Leah Butz
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East Side Outside Community Garden: 415 E 11th Street
New York
Phone Number
(347) 395-6377
Director, Manager or CEO
Gwen Ossenfort
Mission Statement
Reclaimed Organics, a division of Common Ground Compost LLC (CGC), is a social enterprise offering bike-powered compost microhauling services to residents and businesses in Manhattan, south of 75th Street. By diverting NYC's food scraps away from landfills and into hyperlocal composting sites, RO strives to enrich the soils of the City, enhance the environment of our neighborhoods and advocate for environmental justice through waste equity, supporting the health and sustaining the growth of urban communities.
Community members served per month
Number of staff/employees
Annual Budget
Year Started
Latest Projects
Peat Composting is developing a hyperlocal compost collection and processing model using EcoRich compost digester machines as hubs in strategic neighborhoods. RO is providing microhauling services, bringing food scraps from Midtown locations to the digesters. The end product will be used to enrich community gardens and local greenery. The goal is to prove that a combination of bike-powered microhauling with hyperlocal processing is both feasible and necessary to achieve zero-waste objectives in urban settings.
Interesting Fact
Reclaimed Organics is the only bike-powered microhauler for compost in NYC.
Areas Served
Core Programs
Bike-powered food scrap collection for residents, offices, food businesses, schools and nonprofits. Zero waste education, program design and diversion metrics analysis.
Major Issues
Bike powered microhauling
Organics recycling and diversion
Zero Waste education, program design and diversion metrics analysis
Environmental justice and waste equity advocacy
Hours of Operation
M-F 9-5, with on-call collections outside of business hours upon request
For profit LLC
Frequently used hashtags
#composting #microhauler #foodscraps #organics #compost #reclaimedorganics #hyperlocal#compostnyc #saveourcompost #environmentaljustice #commongroundcompost #wasteinthecommunity
  • Compost Microhauling in Manhattan!
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