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Info for Residents


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

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Recycling Info
See recycling requirements for all buildings serviced by the NYC Department of Sanitation, including residences, schools, institutions, and agencies.
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Specific Items
Recycling and waste prevention tips for specific items.
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electronic equipment
household batteries

Take it Back NYC
Plastic bags, electronics, and rechargeable batteries can or must be recycled through drop-off programs.
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Disposal Guidelines
Find your garbage collection schedule, how to set out your waste, and what can't go in the trash.
disposal guidelines

Reuse it NYC
Find where to donate, buy, or sell gently used goods in NYC.
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nyc stuff exchange website
re-fashioNYC clothing donation bins
online reuse and materials exchanges

Harmful Household Products
How to reduce and dispose of common household products that may be harmful if used, stored, or discarded improperly.
harmful household products
SAFE disposal events

Waste Less at Home
Your everyday decisions can prevent waste and reduce the amount of stuff you must get rid of.
waste less at home
wasteless virtual home tour
wasteless virtual shopping trip

Compost your organic waste to create a rich soil amendment that benefits your plants, and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
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