Services & Programs

Free Services & Programs:

Residential Recycling Assistance
OROE will help establish or improve apartment building recycling programs, ensuring that they meet city requirements and facilitate proper recycling by tenants. We provide training for building staff and reinforce good recycling habits by conducting workshops for tenants and shareholders. Participants will receive a set of our Sort & Store recycling stations to help maintain recycling in their apartments.

Public Recycling Workshops and Informational Tables
Invite OROE to your next community meeting or event for an informative discussion or interactive display of the best recycling practices. We will also plug you in to local resources to help you recycle even more than what goes in your bins at home.

Event Recycling Assistance
OROE's Event Recycling Coordinator can provide guidance on best practices to help you comply with NYC street event recycling rules and green your event beyond the minimum requirements.

Special Collection Events
To help divert even more waste from landfills OROE hosts Stop 'N' Swap® events and coordinates special clothing & textile recycling drives and apartment building textile collections. We have also established weekly textile collections at 36 Greenmarkets, host food scrap collections at 38 Greenmarkets and frequently partner with community groups and other organizations to facilitate electronics collections, compost workshops and more.

Recycling Outreach Districts

We are currently focusing outreach in the following neighborhoods and welcome all residents, landlords, owners, building supers, community groups, tenants associations and others to contact us if we can be of assistance.

Manhattan: Harlem, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Murray Hill, Gramercy, Kips Bay

Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Brownsville, Ocean Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Queens: Astoria, LIC, Jackson Heights, Corona, Jamaica, Broad Channel, Rockaways, Elmhurst, Corona, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens

Bronx: Melrose, Mott Haven, Hunts Point, Longwood, Morrisania, Highbridge, Mount Eden, Concourse Village, Morris Heights, Mount Hope, Bathgate, Belmont, West Farms

Staten Island: Entire Island

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.