In Your Neighborhood

Each borough has its own recycling outreach coordinator who focuses on the Community Districts with the lowest recycling rates. We work with community leaders and building staff to identify the challenges and best methods to increase recycling neighborhood by neighborhood. Our grassroots approach helps us to build a network of elected officials, residents, block associations, and other community groups who can be called upon to help promote recycling and waste prevention.

Visit your borough's page for information about local recycling opportunities and to contact your Recycling Outreach Coordinator:

Manhattan (Current Districts: Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood)
Brooklyn (Current Districts: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill)
Queens (Current Districts: Astoria, LIC, Jackson Heights, Corona, Jamaica, Broad Channel, Rockaways)
Bronx (Current Districts: South Bronx, Highbridge, Concourse, Mount Eden, and Concourse Village)
Staten Island (Current Districts: Entire Island)


    GrowNYC's garden program recently built a new garden at the New York City Housing Authority's PS 139 Conversion senior housing development in Harlem. Read more about the garden and check out a timelapse of the build.

    • 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.