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

 

 

 

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