Friday, March 20, 2020

Grow NYC Roosevelt Island Food Scrap Drop Off Collection At Good Shepherd Plaza Saturday Farmers Market Suspended Until Further Notice After Tomorrow Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Roosevelt Island resident and iDig2Learn Founder Christina Delfico reports:

Regrettably but understandably Department of Sanitation will suspend all GrowNYC Food Scrap Drop Off collection & clothing collection starting Monday, March 23rd.

They WILL collect food scraps one more time on Roosevelt Island this Saturday 3/21 to help rid neighbors of the scraps collected this week. Collection operations will then be halted to protect staff and to minimize public crowds during the height of the virus. No restart date has been determined.

Partners GrowNYC and Big Reuse are saddened to report this news especially because Roosevelt Islanders helped make this program a success.

This weekend please thank (from a distance) Danika our resident food scrap coordinator

and remember to stay 6 feet away from her and each other when dropping your food scraps single file this Saturday at Good Shepherd Plaza.

Thanks for all your participation so far and for the tireless support from RIOC, Anthony Longo, Julia Ferguson, Karen Lee, Aiesha Eleusizov, the Girl Scouts, 217PTA, RIRA and so many residents. Wishing everyone good health.