Services & Programs

Residential Recycling Assistance
GrowNYC 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.  Contact us if we can be of assistance.

Public Recycling Workshops and Informational Tables
Invite us 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
Our 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 we host Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events and coordinate special clothing & textile recycling drives and apartment building textile collections. We have also established weekly textile collections at 30 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.

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

  • 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 rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

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