Recycling Events


GREEN = GrowNYC Events  
BLACK = Other NYC Recycling Events

Sunday, June 2

NYC SAFE Disposal – Manhattan
10am-4pm, Columbia University/Teachers College
W 120 St b/t Broadway & Amsterdam Ave

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

Saturday, June 8

E-Waste Recycling, Paper Shredding & Rain Barrel Giveaway - Bay Ridge
10am-1pm, St. Anselm Church Parking Lot 
82nd St at 4th Ave, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (FB link)

Pick up a free rain barrel, securely shred your documents and throw away your old electronic devices all in one place and all for FREE. Hosted by Councilman Justin Brannan and State Senator Andrew Gounardes along with NYC Department of Sanitation & the Department of Environmental Protection. 

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

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

Children's Items Swap - Boerum Hill
12pm-3pm, PS 261 Schoolyard* (map)
314 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

Outdoor event, subject to cancellation with inclement weather

* Limited to clean and portable items in excellent condition such as car seats, strollers, play pens, bouncers, children's clothing, accessories, books, and toys. No cribs, beds, expired, recalled, broken, or incomplete items please. Learn more.

Sunday, June 9

Electronics Recycling Collection – FiDi
10am-4pm, Fulton St b/t Clifff & Gold Sts, Manhattan
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwaves or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Saturday, June 15

Stop 'N' Swap® - Park Slope
12pm-3pm, Old Stone House (map)
4th St at 5th Ave, Brooklyn

Outdoor event, subject to cancellation with inclement weather.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and 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, June 22

Book Swap - Chelsea
12pm-4pm, Metropolitan Pavilion (map)
123 W 18th St, Manhattan

Bring books in good condition. Take all the book you can carry, for free! You don't have to bring books to take books! Learn more.

Saturday, June 29

Stop 'N' Swap® - Bay Ridge
12pm-3pm, St. Anselm Church - Parking Lot* (map)
4th Ave b/t 82nd & 83rd Sts, Brooklyn

*Outdoor event, event will be moved indoors with inclement weather

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and 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, June 30

Stop 'N' Swap® - Forest Hills
11am-2pm, Commonpoint Queens - Outdoor Lot (map)
108th St b/t 68th Ave & 68th Rd, Queens

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and 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.

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    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.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.