GrowNYC Presents: New York City Metal, Glass, Plastic, and Beverage Carton Recycling Made Simple

NYC now recycles even more! As of April 23, 2013, the NYC Department of Sanitation accepts more kinds of plastics for recycling



Our instructional video for glass, metal, plastic and beverage carton recycling, produced in 2009, does not reflect the additional plastics now accepted for curbside recycling and has been removed from our site.  Please visit NYCWasteLess for the most recent information and check out individual videos below for tips on recycling metal, glass, cartons and mixed paper. 
 


 

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