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What Happens to Recyclables


The NYC Department of Sanitation leaving NYCWasteLess collects the following quantities of recyclables (from NYC residents, agencies, and institutions) and delivers them to private processors under contract with NYC:

arrowmixed paper recyclables: between 366,000 and 423,000 tons per year

arrowmetal, glass & plastic recyclables: between 250,000 and 331,000 tons per year

In addition to its curbside recycling program, the Department also collects organic waste and Christmas trees for composting.

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