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Sanitation Using the Latest Technology to Promote Recycling and Reuse

July 20,2011 | Vito A. Turso/Keith Mellis

Press Release # 11-26, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation just launched two new apps for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to help New Yorkers recycle more, and waste less!

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty said: "Think you know what to recycle in NYC? Beat the recycling experts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with NYC’s recycling game. Hate throwing anything away? Play the bonus round to show off your waste prevention skills."

 The Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling created this game using items that mimic NYC’s residential waste stream.

NYC Stuff Exchange is a free, quick, and simple way for New Yorkers to find convenient places to donate, buy, or sell different types of gently used goods in NYC. The Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling recently updated the website to make it easier to navigate and interact with the organizations listed on the site. Now also available as an app!

Visit NYC Stuff Exchange and download the app: www.nyc.gov/stuffexchange.