Zero Waste Programs funded by NYC Department of Sanitation

We work to increase participation in New York City’s curbside recycling program by providing 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 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 GrowNYC 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.

I want to attend a Stop ‘N’ Swap

  • Click HERE to find a swap in your borough


Help Greenmarket go plastic-free by bringing your own bags while shopping in the markets. Made from petroleum, plastic bags are contributing to enivonmental degradation around the world, clogging our oceans, and are an enormous waste of money. Pledge to bring your bags when shopping at Greenmarkets and help us go plastic-free! 
Image by Christine Wong of @Conscious_Cooking 

  • 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.