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. 


 

If there are changes to GrowNYC programming or operations due to COVID-19 this blog post will be information central for up-to-the-minute schedule changes.

 

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