The Campaign for a Clean NYCHA aims to improve the quality of life for all residents by reducing the conditions that harbor rats and pests, eliminating litter, improving recycling, and helping the City meet its goal to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

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Trash Disposal

Proper waste disposal is an essential part of keeping NYCHA buildings clean and healthy for all residents. Trash chutes are available throughout our facilities. These trash chutes provide a convenient option for residents to dispose of waste on their floor. We discourage residents from overfilling trash bags to make sure you can fit trash in the chute. Learn about proper trash disposal here.


NYCHA’s recycling is collected by the New York City Department of Sanitation. Please empty and rinse metal, glass, plastic and cartons containing food before depositing them and paper/cardboard in the outdoor blue and green containers around your development. Find out more about recycling and waste reduction strategies here.

Litter and Pet Waste Prevention

Litter attracts more litter! Keep your building beautiful by putting waste in its place in our shared space.

We love our pets! But not their waste! Register your pet with NYCHA and receive a leash bag holder. Check out our complimentary pet potty training video designed specifically for the four-legged NYCHA residents. Find out more about your pet’s potty needs.