Recycling Events

 


GREEN = GrowNYC Events  
BLACK = Other NYC Recycling Events

Wednesday, April 25

AARP Shred Event - East Flatbush
2pm-5pm, Glory of God Christian Center
5910 Foster Ave, BK

AARP will provide you with the opportunity to get your sensitive documents shredded – for free! Come to our shredding events to dispose of them safely, so you can fight back against fraud and identity theft. Bring up to 3 grocery bags of documents to shred. Do NOT bring junk mail, newpapers, magazines, or other general recycling.

Green and Equitable: Brooklyn and the Zero Waste Challenge
6pm-8:30pm, Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St

NYC residents produce 12,000 tons of waste per day, adding up to 4.5 million tons of waste each year. Brooklyn is home to innovative groups that are actively reducing the borough’s waste footprint, facilitating a conversation of materials recovery and closed loop waste systems, and fighting for waste equity and environmental justice in burdened neighborhoods. This Earth Day panel discussion will feature a panel of experts to discuss Brooklyn's creative approach to waste management to improve health, air quality, safety, and overall quality of life, and Brooklyn's successes, challenges, and opportunities in realizing NYC’s goal of Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030 (0x30).  Free, registration required. Learn more.

Friday, April 27

Electronics Recycling Collection – Upper East Side
10am-4pm, Carl Schurz Park
East End Ave b/t 84th and 85th Sts

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Saturday, April 28

AARP Shred Event - Harlem
9am-12pm, Esplanade Gardens
2569 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, Manhattan

AARP will provide you with the opportunity to get your sensitive documents shredded – for free! Come to our shredding events to dispose of them safely, so you can fight back against fraud and identity theft. Bring up to 3 grocery bags of documents to shred. Do NOT bring junk mail, newpapers, magazines, or other general recycling.

Prescription Drug Takeback Day
10am-2pm, Various Locations 
Safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at sites throughout NYC. Click here for details and drop-off sites. Find a year-round take back location sponsored by a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association at www.disposemymeds.org.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Staten Island
10am-4pm, Midland Beach Parking Lot
Father Capodanno Blvd & Hunter Ave
Cars approach from Slater Blvd (map)

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection – West Village
10am-4pm, Little Red School House
272 6th Ave, Manhattan

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection – East Williamsburg
10am-4pm, Grand St at Humboldt
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Stop 'N' Swap® - Flatlands
12pm-3pm, PS 119*
3829 Avenue K, entrance on Ave K b/t E38th & 39th Sts, Brooklyn (map)
*For info on wheelchair access please call 646.588.8545

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, April 29

Electronics Recycling Collection – Woodhaven
10am-2pm, Forest Park
Forest Park Drive Bandshell Parking Lot, Queens

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Kids Items Swap - Port Richmond
12pm-3pm, Joe Holzka Community Garden
100 Barker St b/t Trinity Pl & Castleton Ave, Staten Island (map)

Bring children's clothing, shoes, toys, accessories, books, and school supplies to this swap with a special theme. You don't have to bring something to take something. Learn more.

Saturday, May 5

NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Bronx
10am-4pm, Orchard Beach Parking Lot
Follow Park Drive to the end

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection – Jamaica
10am-4pm, City Council Member Miller’s Office
172-12 Linden Blvd, Queens

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Stop 'N' Swap® - Mount Eden
12pm-3pm, New Settlement Community Center
1501 Jerome Ave, entrance b/t Jerome & W 172 St, Mouth Eden, 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.

Clothing & Textile Collection - Chinatown
2pm-5pm, Confucius Plaza
33 Bowery St, Manhattan (map)

Give new life to old clothes, and bring clean clothing, paired shoes, linens, handbags, belts, and other reusable textiles to this special one- day event! Materials will be collected by Wearable Collections and taken to a sorting facility where they are separated into different grades, with an effort to recover as much usable clothing as possible for distribution to second-hand markets.

Sunday, May 6

Electronics Recycling Collection – Cobble Hill
10am-4pm, PS 29
BalticSt b/t Henry & Clinton Sts

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Stop 'N' Swap® - Prospect Heights
12pm-3pm, PS 9 Schoolyard*
80 Underhil Ave, entrance on St. Marks Ave, Prospect Heights, BK (map)
*Event will be mvoed indoors in case of rain 

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.

Friday, May 11

Electronics Recycling Collection – DUMBO
10am-4pm, Dumbo Pearl Street Triangle
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection – Meatpacking District
10am-4pm, W 14th St
South side of 14th St b/t 8th & 9th Aves
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Saturday, May 12

Electronics Recycling Collection – Little Neck
10am-4pm, St. Anastasia Church
Parking Lot; entrance on Alameda Ave

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Stop 'N' Swap® - Bushwick
12pm-3pm, BKLYN Commons
7 Marcus Garvey Blvd, 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, May 19

Electronics Recycling Collection – Jamaica
10am-4pm, First United Methodist Church
16210 Highland Ave, Queens 

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Sunday, May 20

NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Manhattan
10am-4pm, W 120 St b/t Broadway & Amsterdam Ave
Cars approach from West 122 St down Amsterdam Ave
Walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation (map)

Safely dispose of electronics and other potentially harmful household products like batteries, paint, pesticides and medicine at the NYC Department of Sanitation's NYC SAFE events. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection – Brooklyn Heights
10am-4pm, First Unitarian Chapel
Pierrepont St b/t Monroe Place & Clinton St 

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection – Jackson Heights
10am-4pm, 37th Ave b/t 78th & 79th Sts
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

Saturday, June 2

Electronics Recycling Collection – Hell's Kitchen
10am-4pm, Manhattan Plaza
W 43rd St b/t 9th & 10th Aves

Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Learn more.

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 

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