Our Zero Waste Schools website has been retired. School-related contests and activities have moved to the Sanitation Foundation - please visit sanitationfoundation.org for updates on 2024 programming.

Since 2017, this interactive Zero Waste Schools (ZWS) website has hosted nearly 3,000 unique users from 963 schools and nearly 10,000 unique posts - providing a safe online platform for teachers and students to share their recycling and sustainability projects and ideas.

As a host to the Zero Waste Schools Awards and the Green Team Mini-Grants, ZWS was a central location for all things relating to sustainability in schools. We distributed over $350,000 to schools for sustainability and waste-related projects from 2017 through the 2022/2023 school year.

Thank you to all the teachers and students who worked hard to make the ZWS website a success!

We sincerely appreciate your efforts.

We will reach out to you via email when 2024 DSNY programming updates are available. Please contact us at schools@dsny.nyc.gov if you have questions.