Services & Programs

Residential Recycling Assistance
GrowNYC will help establish or improve apartment building recycling programs, ensuring that they meet city requirements and facilitate proper recycling by tenants. We provide training for building staff and reinforce good recycling habits by conducting workshops for tenants and shareholders. Participants will receive a set of our Sort & Store recycling stations to help maintain recycling in their apartments.  Contact us if we can be of assistance.

Public Recycling Workshops and Informational Tables
Invite us to your next community meeting or event for an informative discussion or interactive display of the best recycling practices. We will also plug you in to local resources to help you recycle even more than what goes in your bins at home.

Special Collection Events
To help divert even more waste from landfills we host  Stop 'N' Swap
® community reuse events and coordinate special clothing & textile drives and apartment building textile collections. We have also offer weekly textile collections at 27 Greenmarkets, host food scrap collections at 42 Greenmarkets, Youthmarkets, and Fresh Food Box locations and 18 commuter sites.

At GrowNYC, there’s no stopping when it comes to swapping!  We reduce NYC’s waste by helping New Yorkers reuse perfectly good items at community swap events made possible by dedicated staff, our passionate volunteers, and diverse community partners. 

  • 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.

  • Education

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