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Office of Recycling Outreach and Education
OROE works to increase participation in New York City’s curbside recycling program using a grassroots, community-by-community strategy. Each borough has a dedicated Recycling Outreach Coordinator who works to identify the specific challenges to recycling in a neighborhood and address those needs with targeted workshops for tenants and supers, community events centered on education, and special collection programs for textiles, electronics, and compost. Our community-focused, grassroots approach helps us to build a network of elected officials, residents, block associations, and other neighborhood groups who can be called upon to help promote recycling and waste prevention.
OROE was created in the city's landmark 2006 Solid Waste Management Plan.