About Office of Recycling Outreach and Education (OROE)

OROE works to increase participation in New York City’s curbside recycling funded by and in conjunction with the NYC Department of Sanitation. We provide workshops for residents and supers, community events centered on education, weekly collections for food scraps and textiles, Stop ‘N’ Swap community reuse events, event recycling assistance, and more.

How Can We Help You?

I want to know what to recycle

  • Email recycle@grownyc.org with your specific questions and we will do what we can to help
  • Click HERE for NYC recycling information

I want to recycle clothing & textiles

  • Click HERE to find a Greenmarket clothing collection

I want to compost my food scraps

  • Click HERE to find a Greenmarket food scrap dropoff or other compost resources

I want to find a recycling event

  • Click HERE for a listing of upcoming electronics collections, shredding events, hazardous waste collections and more.
  • Need help setting up recycling at your event? Click HERE to see how we can help.

I want to attend a Stop ‘N’ Swap

  • Click HERE to find a swap in your borough


Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets;  markets may close early, or snow-bound farmers may not be able to make it into the city.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more.

  • Educate

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.