OER delivers free topsoil to farms at NYCHA’s Bay View Houses (pictured on the left) and Howard Houses in Brooklyn.
Terminal Logistics Center has won the 2022 Big Apple Brownfield Award as the best new development in New York City for Economic Development.
Adjacent to JFK airport, the new facility is the first multistory air-cargo distribution hub on the East Coast.
OER celebrates Earth Day 2022 by offering free delivery of clean soil and topsoil to community and school gardens in Brooklyn and Queens.
On May 14, 2022, OER hosted a soil giveaway at its soil stockpile with East New York Farms! and Big Reuse. More than 60 backyard gardeners picked up over 500 bags of topsoil and 300 bags of compost.
12/12/2022: Come work with us! MOER is hiring a Project Manager to oversee land cleanup projects. Master’s degree required. GIS skills a plus!
Full description and application link for Job ID: 562039.
11/10/2022: MOER in conjunction with our agency partner NYC Economic Development Corporation seeks to procure on-call environmental consultant teams to perform project oversight, planning, testing, investigation, assessment, remediation and redevelopment of brownfields throughout New York City. The Request for Proposal can be found here.
9/27/2022: OER is accepting comments on its proposed enforcement rules until October 28, 2022. Learn more.
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.
6/11/2020: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded OER $300,000 in new federal brownfield cleanup funds. Starting this fall, the Office will offer these new Revolving Loan Funds to certain affordable developers with sites in the City’s Voluntary Cleanup Program in the form of grants and loans. The funds can offset land cleanup costs of community developers building 100% affordable projects in low-income neighborhoods across the City. To learn more, contact OER.