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Get Rid of Stuff


NYC residents can search by item to learn how to get rid of their unwanted stuff.

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How to Get Rid of Your Stuff
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Don't Just Throw it Away
Some items can't go in the trash and must be recycled. Other items require special handling before being discarded.
disposal guidelines

Reuse it NYC
how to donate or sell household items
request re-fashioNYC donation bin
city agency relinquishment procedures
obsolete or surplus inventory
support for nyc's reuse organizations
get donations for your organization

Take it Back NYC
Certain items must, or can be, recycled through mandatory and voluntary take-back programs.
take it back nyc

Harmful Products
Commonly used products can be harmful if improperly stored, used, or discarded.
reducing workplace toxics
harmful household products
SAFE disposal events
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