GrowNYC Presents: New York City Plastic Recycling Made Simple

NYC now recycles even more! As of April 23, 2013, the NYC Department of Sanitation accepts more kinds of plastics for recycling. 



Our instructional video for plastic recycling, produced in 2009, does not reflect the additional plastics now accepted for curbside recycling and has been removed from our site.  Please visit NYC Recycles for the most recent information and check out individual videos below for tips on recycling metal, glass, cartons and mixed paper. 


 

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    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.

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