Recycling Events

 


GREEN = GrowNYC Events  
BLACK = Other NYC Recycling Events

Saturday, October 21

Electronics Recycling Collection - Flatbush
10am-4pm, Flatbush Food Co-op (flyer)

Cortelyou Rd b/t Rugby & Marlborough Rd (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection - East Williamsburg
11am-4pm, Grand Street b/t Lorimer & Leonard Sts (flyer)
 (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Staten Island 
10am-4pm, Midland Beach Parking Lot

Father Capodanno Blvd & Hunter Ave
Cars approach from Slate Blvd

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 event. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted (no business or institutional waste permitted). Learn more.

Stop 'N' Swap® - Whitestone
12pm-3pm, PS 184 Flushing Manor
163-15 21st Ave b/t 163rd St & 166th Sts, 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, October 22

Electronics Recycling Collection - Highbridge
10am-4pm, Church of the Mediator (flyer)

Kingsbridge Ave b/t W 230th & 231st Sts, Bronx (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Electronics Recycling Collection - Cobble Hill
10am-4pm, PS 29 (flyer)

Baltic St b/t Henry & Clinton Sts (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Stop 'N' Swap® - North Corona  
12pm-3pm, PS 330
110-08 Northern Blvd, 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.

Tuesday, October 24

Recycling and Organics Collection Workshop
6pm-8pm,
Nina Dunn HDFC Community Room
1670 Longfellow Ave, Bronx
GrowNYC joins the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board to provide an overview of how to recycle in NYC, educate your residents about proper recycling practices, and bring organics collection to your building.  Free and open to the public. (flyer) (map)

Saturday, October 28

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

Electronics Recycling Collection - Little Neck
10am-4pm, St. Anastasia Church (flyer)

Northern Blvd parking lot, enter from Alameda Ave, Queens (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Clothing/Textile Collection - Chinatown
2pm-5pm, Confucius Plaza (flyer)
33 Bowery, Manhattan, by the entrance to Confucius Plaza (map)
NYC residents discard 193,000 tons of textiles every year, at a cost to taxpayers and our environment. But with your help, landfills are going on a diet. Bring your clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, linens, handbags, belts, and other reusable textiles to this special one-day event. Materials will be accepted by GrowNYC and sorted for reuse or recycling through Wearable Collections, with an effort to recover as much usable clothing as possible for distribution to second-hand markets.

Sunday, October 29

Electronics Recycling Collection - Upper West Side
10am-4pm, JCC (flyer)

Amsterdam Ave b/t 75th & 76th Sts (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave 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 (flyer)
 
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Saturday, November 4

Electronics Recycling Collection - Springfield Gardens
10am-4pm, Springfield Park (flyer)

147th Ave & Springfield Blvd (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Stop 'N' Swap® - University Heights
11am-2pm, St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church
2345 University Ave, (entrance of W Fordham Rd), 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.

Sunday, November 5

Electronics Recycling Collection - Howard Beach
10am-4pm, NYFAC 

164-14 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens (map)
Responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics (no appliances such as microwave or refrigerators) with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn more.

Saturday, November 11

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, 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

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.

 

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