GrowNYC Presents: New York City Plastic 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 plastic recycling, produced in 2009, does not reflect the additional plastics now accepted for curbside recycling and has been removed from our site.  Please visit NYC Zero Waste for the most recent information and check out individual videos below for tips on recycling metal, glass, cartons and mixed paper. 


 

February 2021 marks the 45th annual Black History Month. To close our month-long observance of Black History, we happily feature some of the incredibly hardworking and talented staff that make up GrowNYC.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box pick-ups, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, 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.