Services & Programs

Important Notice on the Suspension of GrowNYC’s Recycling Programs (click to read PDF)

Residential Recycling Assistance
GrowNYC helps 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 receive our Sort & Store recycling stations to help maintain recycling in their apartments.

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. We have also offer weekly clothing collections at 30 different locations and host food scrap drop-offs at more than 60 Greenmarkets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box locations, and commuter sites.

In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    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.