Zero Waste Programs

Since 2007, GrowNYC has operated zero waste programs funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation, educating tens of thousands of city residents and property owners about conservation and providing hands-on resources any New Yorker can participate in like composting, clothing collections, free reuse events, and more.

Much of our programming was suspended or cancelled in March 2020 due to the pandemic but we are thrilled to bring back our extensive network of food scrap drop-off sites and clothing collections (operated by Wearable Collection), and we've set an ambitious goal to hold a Stop 'N' Swap® event in a majority of community districts in NYC every year