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Thursday, April 24

Stop 'N' Swap® - Brooklyn
11am-2pm, Brooklyn Borough Hall (map) (flier)
*Commuter drop-off from 8am-10am at the Greenmarket!
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Saturday, April 26

8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
10am-2pm, Various Sites
Safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Click here for details and drop-off sites.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Queens
10am-4pm, Cunningham Park (map)
(rain or shine)

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events this Spring. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more at www.nyc.gov/safedisposal.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Chelsea
10am-4pm, Tekserve
119 W 23rd St b/t 6th & 7th Aves

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Load OUT! A Reuse and Repurposing RIOT
12pm–3pm, 11 E. 3rd St., East Village
Join us at FABnyc's Load OUT!, an afternoon of repurposing and recycling that showcases creative thinking about sustainability and the arts. While FAB makes costumes, props, and furniture available to artists, GrowNYC and other partners will provide free recycling for clothing, textiles and electronics. Get more information on this great event

St. George Day Festival - Staten Island
12pm-7pm, Tompkinsville Park, Bay Street and Victory Blvd. (map)
(four blocks from the ferry, rain or shine)
12pm-4pm: Free Store, Recycling Information Table

3pm: Recycling Relay Race
Celebrate community and dragons with family-oriented arts and entertainment including a Recycling Relay Race and a Free Store table, where you can bring a few small, clean, reusable items to share, or just bring a tote bag and help yourself to something you can use (no furniture or large items, please). Visit www.stgeorgedaysi.com for more information on these and other festivities.

Sunday, April 27

Stop 'N' Swap® - Manhattan
1pm-4pm, Two Bridges Tower
82 Rutgers Slip (
map) (flier)

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please.  Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Ditmas Park
10am-4pm, Flatbush Food Coop
Cortelyou Road b/t Rugby & Marlboroug
h, Brooklyn

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Electronics Recycling Collection - West Harlem
10am-4pm, Morningside Ave b/t W 113th & W 114th Sts
(east side of Morningside Park, not along Morningside Drive)

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Saturday, May 3

Electronics Recycling Collection - Astoria
10am-4pm, Broadway Library
4020 Broadway b/t Steinway & 41st Sts, Queens

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Hell's Kitchen
10am-4pm, Manhattan Plaza
W 43rd St b/t 9th & 10th Aves, Manhattan

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Sunday, May 4

NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Brooklyn
10am-4pm, McCarren Park, Bedford Ave (map)
(rain or shine)

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events this Spring. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more at www.nyc.gov/safedisposal.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Cobble Hill
10am-4pm, PS 29, Baltic St b/t Henry & Clinton, Brooklyn
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Bay Ridge
10am-4pm, Poly Prep Country Day School
7th Ave at the baseball field, south of 92nd St, Brooklyn

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

NYPD Document Shredding - Ft. Greene
11am-2pm, Washington Park & Myrtle Ave Entrance
Join the NYPD's Crime Prevention Section to shred your documents containing your personal / sensitive information. This is a FREE service. You can also register your electronic devices with the NYPD's Operation ID Program.

Saturday, May 10

NYC SAFE Disposal Event  - Bronx
10am-4pm, Orchard Beach Parking Lot (map)
(rain or shine)

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events this Spring. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more at www.nyc.gov/safedisposal.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Windsor Terrace
10am-4pm, Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
Prospect Park West b/t Windsor Place & Prospect Ave, Brooklyn

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Sunday, May 11

NYC SAFE Disposal Event  - Manhattan
10am-4pm, Union Square, North Plaza (map)
(rain or shine)

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events this Spring. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more at www.nyc.gov/safedisposal.

Saturday, May 17

Stop 'N' Swap® - Queens
12-3pm, PS 32 Queens
171-11 35th Ave, Flushing (between 171st & 172nd Streets) (
map)

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please.  Learn more.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Staten Island
10am-4pm, Midland Beach Parking Lot  (map)
(rain or shine)

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events this Spring. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more at www.nyc.gov/safedisposal.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Kips Bay
10am-4pm, E 33rd St at 2nd Ave (SW corner), Manhattan
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Sunday, May 18

Stop 'N' Swap® - Queens
11am-2pm, Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills (
map) (flier)

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please.  Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Forest Hills
10am-4pm, Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Blvd at 69th Road, Queens

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Click here for a list of what's accepted.

Shred Fest - various locations citywide
10am-4pm (or until shredding trucks are full)
Concerned about identity theft? Don't trash those bank statements! Safely shred and recycle your confidential documents for free with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. Click here for more information.

Find us in your neighborhood!

Meet OROE at these events and get answers to your recycling questions!

STATEN ISLAND: Tuesday, April 22, 11am-4pm, 206 South Avenue - Earth Day at the Mariners Harbor Library

SOUTH FERRY: Saturday, April 26, Battery Park, 11am-3pm – Earth Fest at Battery Urban Farm

UPPER EAST SIDE: Tuesday, April 29, 12pm-4pm, Hunter College West Lobby, 695 Park Ave – Hunter Go Green Festival

LOWER MANHATTAN: Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, Basketball City, 299 South St – Bike New York Expo