GrowNYC presents: New York City Recycling Made Simple

These short videos will show you what you need to know to be a NYC Recycling Pro! Watch them now and contact us to screen them at your next meeting or event. NOTE: As of April 23, 2013, the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) accepts more kinds of plastic for recyclingOur instructional videos, produced in 2009, do not include this change, but are otherwise accurate.  

Paper & Cardboard Recycling
in 30 seconds

Metal Recycling
in 30 seconds

Glass Recycling
in 30 seconds




Plastic Recycling
in 30 seconds

Beverage Carton Recycling
in 15 seconds

Paper & Cardboard Recycling
in 60 seconds


   

Metal, Glass, Plastic & Carton Recycling
in 60 seconds

 

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that this fall GrowNYC will build our 100th new community garden!

We opened our first garden, All People’s Garden, in the East Village in 1979. It takes a village: over the years we've worked with community residents, neighborhood associations, corporate volunteers, community partners, and city agencies. In addition to the 100 community gardens GrowNYC has built from the ground up, we’ve also lent our support to hundreds more.

  • 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.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.