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NYCWasteLess Calendar

Visit the NYCWasteLess calendar for info on upcoming composting workshops, electronics recycling events, and other recycling and waste prevention activities.

Use the event submission form to list your event on the calendar. Please note: the calendar only lists NYC events sponsored by government or nonprofit organizations.

(If you would like the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling to participate in your event, please complete the event participation request form.)

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NYC Stuff Exchange Calendar

NYC Stuff Exchange leaving NYCWasteLess provides info on where to donate, sell, or buy used stuff in NYC. Visit the NYC Stuff Exchange calendar of events leaving NYCWasteLess for info on book fairs, donation drives, rummage sales, and swap meets that benefit nonprofit organizations in NYC.

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Event Participation

Recycling outreach staff from the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) may be able to participate in your event during business hours to discuss NYC's recycling and waste prevention programs.

To request that BWPRR staff participate in your event, please complete the event participation request form.

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SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, Electronics)

DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling now offers SAFE disposal events, where residents can safely dispose of harmful household products and electronics. For dates, times, and details, visit the SAFE disposal event page.

To see results of past events, including pictures, participation, quantity and disposition of waste collected, visit previous DSNY SAFE Disposal Events.

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NYC's Recycling Bin and Bag Characters

As a fun way to encourage New Yorkers to recycle more and waste less, the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling has arranged for NYC's recycling bin and bags to appear at various venues throughout the city.

Where appropriate, appearances include an info table, photo backdrop, and the opportunity for people to take home free Polaroids of themselves next to NYC's recycling mascots. Learn more.

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Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation Events

 Funding permitting, the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling has organized electronics recycling and clothing donation events to provide New Yorkers with additional opportunties to recycle their unwanted electronics and donate their used clothing and linens.

See previous DSNY electronics recycling events for more info. Go to electronics recycling for info on disposal options.

Electronics are now collected at SAFE disposal events.

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Compost Giveback Events

 Funding permitting, the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling has given away unlimited amounts of top-quality compost to NYC residents and institutions through its fall and spring compost giveback events.

See previous DSNY compost giveback events for more info. Go to composting in NYC for descriptions of NYC composting programs.

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Recycling at Street Events in NYC 

All street events, including block parties and street fairs, are required to recycle. Non-compliance with recycling regulations is punishable by fines starting at $25 and increasing to $500 for repeat violations. Learn more.

The Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) leaving NYCWasteLess issues permits for street fairs, festivals, block parties, green markets, commercial/promotional events, and other events on the City's streets and sidewalks.

For questions about recycling at NYC street events, contact:

NYC Department of Sanitation
Office of Special Events
125 Worth Street, Room 807
New York, NY 10013
(646) 885-4867 or (646) 885-4868

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