Classroom & Office Recycling

New York City has a three‐stream, color‐coded system for recycling that NYC Public Schools are required to use throughout the school building, including classrooms, cafeterias, and offices, as mandated by Local Laws. This requires schools to separate recyclables including, PAPER, and recommends sorting METAL,GLASS,PLASTIC and CARTONS, from TRASH. It is best practice to designate recycling stations everywhere waste is discarded for these materials to stay sorted. Engage students and staff with the resources below, whether you’re just getting started or looking to improve your classroom and office recycling system.

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    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 gardens and urban farms 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.