PUREsoil NYC is a program operated by the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (MOER). This program focuses on recycling clean soil from construction projects in NYC for community uses, where it increases the resilience to the effects of climate change and improves the overall quality of the soil.
Under this program, the City will provide clean soil to community-based organizations to improve the quality of degraded soils in gardens, yards, and other open spaces. This will lower exposure to lead and other pollutants.
Clean soil will be used to create tidal and fresh water wetlands and embankments (such as berms and levees). Clean soil will also be used to raise the elevation of coastal land to reduce risks from sea level rise and stronger storm surges caused by climate change.
Learn more about PUREsoil NYC.