With our partner East New York Farms!, OER distributed 204 bags of topsoil to 27 people at the season’s first soil giveaway on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
113 Hamilton Avenue has won the 2023 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Innovative Remediation for its improvement to public health and the environment in the Columbia Street Waterfront District in Brooklyn.
OER delivers free topsoil to farms at NYCHA’s Bay View Houses (pictured on the left) and Howard Houses in Brooklyn.
10/31/2023: OER has resumed free delivery of clean soil and topsoil to community and school gardens. We deliver up to 6 cubic yards of material and will continue this service through December 2023. If your garden needs soil or topsoil, fill out an online request form and OER will work to arrange a delivery.
5/26/2022: The City stockpile (at 830 Forbell Street, Brooklyn) has 16,000 cubic yards of clean soil available for construction projects that need backfill. If your project team is interested in obtaining free clean soil, contact OER or call 212-788-8841.
5/19/2021: The City’s clean soil stockpile in East New York receives and distributes clean soil to City, private and community projects at no cost except for trucking. The stockpile is open every Tuesday and Wednesday and on a third day each week based on demand. In addition to clean soil, NYC DOT offers free RCA (recycled concrete aggregate that is 3/4” minus) also at no cost except for trucking. Parties interested in either material should contact OER.