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The NYC Department of Sanitation does not supply bins or bags for recyclables (or refuse).

For curbside recycling setout, any rigid containers can be used, as long as they are 18-32 gallon capacity, have lids, and are properly labeled. (Cardboard boxes are not acceptable curbside recycling containers.) Plastic bags for recycling must be CLEAR, 13-55 gallon capacity.

There are no specific requirements for receptacles used to collect recyclables inside your building.

You can purchase recycling bins and bags from most hardware stores, home improvement centers, office supply stores, janitorial suppliers, department stores, supermarkets, and drug stores. Or search the internet for "recycling bins".

Rubbermaid Recycling Containers with NYC Lids leaving NYCWasteLess
Grainger and Rubbermaid worked with DSNY to offer containers and lids in NYC's recycling program colors with slits and holes, labeled with NYC logo.

Agencies and Institutions log in to order recycling containers with NYC lids directly from Grainger through New York State Office of General Services leaving NYCWasteLess contracts. Find out more (PDF). See Recycling in Agencies and Institutions for info on what and how to recycle.

Schools can order bins and bags through their standard contracts: custodian engineers through the SDI catalog available via the Department of Education FAMIS leaving NYCWasteLess system (or through Grainger's catalog with Under-$10,000 P.O.), principals through the Staples catalog. See Recycling in Schools for more info on school recycling.

Busch Systems International, Inc. leaving NYCWasteLess
343 Saunders Road
Barrie, Ontario, CANADA L4N 9A3
(800) 565-9931

Easy Sorter leaving NYCWasteLess
4169 Highway #1 P.O. Box 25
Weymouth, NS CANADA B0W 3T0
(902) 837-5867

Ecolad Corporation leaving NYCWasteLess
243 West Congress, Suite #350
Detroit, MI 48226
(800) 665-6263

Envyrozone leaving NYCWasteLess
25 Claireville Drive
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M9W 5Z7
(866) 362-5400

Fibrex Group, Inc. leaving NYCWasteLess
3734 Cook Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(800) 346-4458

Forms+Surfaces leaving NYCWasteLess
30 Pine Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
(800) 451-0410

Grainger Industrial Supply leaving NYCWasteLess
(888) 361-8649
(718) 894-1224 agency specialist

Jedstock leaving NYCWasteLess
424 Lincoln Boulevard
Middlesex, NJ 08846
(732) 356-7888

Kettle Creek Designs leaving NYCWasteLess
PO Box 47
Kempton, PA 19529
(800) 527-7848

Midpoint International, Inc. leaving NYCWasteLess
35 Furbacher Lane, Unit 1
Aurora, Ontario, CANADA L4G 6W1
(888) 256-3699 NY sales representative

Recycle Away leaving NYCWasteLess 
PO Box 1757
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(800) 664-5340 leaving NYCWasteLess
92 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
(800) 910-4757

Recy-CAL Supply Co leaving NYCWasteLess
42597 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA 92592
(800) 927-3873

Rehrig Pacific Company leaving NYCWasteLess
1738 West 20 Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 455-8023
(800) 458-0403

Rubbermaid Commercial Products leaving NYCWasteLess
Buy online or use Store Locator to find local retailers.
(800) 347-9800

Staples leaving NYCWasteLess
Office Supplies > Cleaning & Breakroom leaving NYCWasteLess > Recycle Bins leaving NYCWasteLess
(800) 378-2753

Unique Drawer Boxes leaving NYCWasteLess
9964 Prospect Avenue
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 631-1304
3-bin undercounter recycling system.

Waste Wise Products leaving NYCWasteLess
1031 McNicoll Avenue, Suite 102
Toronto, ON, CANADA M1W 3W6
(416) 497-7395

Windsor Barrel Works leaving NYCWasteLess
PO Box 47
Kempton, PA 19529
(800) 527-7848

nyc's recycling requirements

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