David Buckel

Senior Organics Recovery Coordinator, NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  Introducing an Unsung Hero:David Buckel

"David Buckel is a leading advocate of community-based composting in NYC, a movement that is engaging New Yorkers in every stage of composting and helping them to see their apple cores and egg shells differently: instead of trash, they are beginning to see a useful resource. Currently, Buckel serves as Senior Organics Recovery Coordinator for the NYC Compost Project, where he manages the United States- largest community composting site that is run entirely on renewable energy. He accepts residential food waste collected at drop-off sites throughout Brooklyn and leads groups of volunteers, many of whom have never composted before, in building and managing windrows. The resulting compost is used to grow food at Red Hook Community Farm, which aims to improve access to healthy and affordable food. Buckel has also developed numerous resources that share best management practices for urban composting, which have been published by BioCycle."

Nominated by: Robert Lange, Director, Beneficial Reuse Group, Bureau of Solid Waste Management, NYC Department of Sanitation
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