BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Your leftover food scraps could help green up community gardens and give back to the neighborhood.
BK Rot, a Bushwick-based compost collection service that employs local youth, is expanding its business to Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Members pay $15 a month for the compost pick-up. Proceeds are used to pay young adults aged 17 to 24 who bike door-to-door each week to take the food scraps to a nearby garden for processing.
Participants are also able to access compost for house plants or gardens at no additional cost.
“The fees that they pay are going directly to supporting a wave of local youth to do this work. It helps them take ownership and leadership in the development of a pretty impactful project and the development of green space,” said Sandy Nurse, 32, founder of BK Rot.
Composting is “one of the most important, critical…