Neighborhood Resources

Bushwick and Williamsburg Community Health Profile – by Take Care NY

Trees Not Trash – project for a Bushwick Public Library Community Garden

The conversion of a vacant, trash-filled lot into a Putting Green – built using recycled materials

An interview with Kate Gilliam, the head of the organization Trees Not Trash, in Gothamist 2007.


NYC Resources

City Recycling Guidelines for residential properties and public events

Map of Recycling Rates by Community District
Map of Trash collected by Community District per day
Pie Charts Summarizing NYC’s Waste Streams

Trash Pie Chart

Bushwick Contemporary Archive of Trash

Flickr Set

Our Lady of Detritus

– a work in progress by Bushwick-based choreographer, Jill Sigman of Thinkdance

“A performance project about trash and transcendence Our Lady of Detritus is a collaborative performance project that deals with themes of waste, recycling, what we do with our junk, and how we feel about it. It has been conceived as a portable performance installation involving music, movement and visuals which will be performed in a truck, food cart, or sanitation vehicle. Our Lady of Detritus will travel from neighborhood to neighborhood in New York City.”


Bushwick History

An NYT piece from 1984 on community residents joining forces with the City Sanitation Department for the “Bag it Bushwick” campaign.