Recycling Events

 


GREEN = GrowNYC Events  
BLACK = Other NYC Recycling Events

Saturday, November 18

America Recycles Day – Bronx
12pm-3pm, BronxWorks Classic Cornerstone Community Center
286 E 156th Street, Melrose

This one-day recycling celebration will provide electronics recycling with ecycleNYC, clothing collection with refashionNYC, and a Stop ‘N’ Swap® community reuse event, all under one roof.  Join GrowNYC’s zero waste programs and NYCHA Environmental Ambassadors to play the “recycling game,” receive free Sort & Store bags, and get a chance to win a Fresh Food Box (while supplies last). Free & open to the public!  [Download flyer.]

Stop 'N' Swap® - Melrose
12pm-3pm, BronxWorks Classic Cornerstone Community Center
286 E 156th Street, Bronx  (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Fall Leaf Collection - select areas in Queens*
curbside setout after 4pm (select areas)
Certain neighborhoods (PDF) should set out fall leaves for curbside collection on specific Saturdays this fall.  Set out leaves in paper lawn & leaf bags, or in open, unlined containers. DSNY turns the leaves into compost, a natural soil amendment.  *Neighborhoods that receive NYC organics collection set out leaves along with their other organics.  Learn more.

Sunday, November 19

Stop 'N' Swap® - Glendale
12pm-3pm, The Shops at Atlas Park*
80-00 Cooper Ave, Queens - next to Crazy 8 apparel store  (map)
*Regular mall parking fees apply
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Saturday, November 25

Fall Leaf Collection - select areas in Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island*
curbside setout after 4pm (select areas)
Certain neighborhoods (PDF) should set out fall leaves for curbside collection on specific Saturdays this fall.  Set out leaves in paper lawn & leaf bags, or in open, unlined containers. DSNY turns the leaves into compost, a natural soil amendment.  *Neighborhoods that receive NYC organics collection set out leaves along with their other organics.  Learn more.

Saturday, December 2

Shred-a-Thon - Upper East Side
10am-2pm, 82nd St b/t 1st & York Ave, across the street from Greenmarket
Bring unwanted personal documents, junk mail, bills, and more to be shredded safely and securely. Cardboard, plastic-handled shopping bags, and hardcover books are not accepted, and all paper clips and plastic or metal bindings must be removed. Hosted by Upper Green Side.

Fall Leaf Collection - select areas in Queens*
Curbside setout after 4pm (select areas)
Certain neighborhoods (PDF) should set out fall leaves for curbside collection on specific Saturdays this fall.  Set out leaves in paper lawn & leaf bags, or in open, unlined containers. DSNY turns the leaves into compost, a natural soil amendment.  *Neighborhoods that receive NYC organics collection set out leaves along with their other organics.  Learn more.

Sunday, December 3

Stop 'N' Swap® - Bronx
12pm-3pm, Amalgamated - Park Reservoir House (flyer)
74 Van Cortlandt Park South, Hillman Ave (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Saturday, December 9

Electronics Recycling Collection - Park Slope
10am-4pm, PS 321

7th Ave b/t 1st & 2nd Sts (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Sunday, December 10

Stop 'N' Swap® - Jackson Heights
12pm-3pm, PS 69 (flyer)
77-02 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, Queens  (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Saturday, December 16

Stop 'N' Swap® - Bed-Stuy
12pm-3pm, Police Athletic League Wynn Center
495 Gates Ave, b/t Marcy & Tompkins Aves, Brookyln (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Sunday, December 17

Stop 'N' Swap® - Borough Park
12pm-3pm, Boro Park YM-YWHA
4910 14th Ave, Brooklyn (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Saturday, January 20

Stop 'N' Swap® - Elmhurst, Queens
12pm-3pm, PS 13 Clement C. Moore
5501 94th St b/t 55th & 56th aves, Elmhurst, Queens  (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Sunday, January 28

Stop 'N' Swap® - West Village
12pm-3pm, Westbeth Community Room
155 Bank St, b/t West & Washington Sts  (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Saturday, February 3

Stop 'N' Swap® - Staten Island
12pm-3pm, Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve - Nature Interpretive Center
2351 Veterans Road West, Staten Island (map)
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

Check out this terrific video highlighting GrowNYC's Poe Park Greenmarket and see how upstate farmers provide the freshest healthiest food to Bronx residents. 

  • 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.