Recycling: Put items that are predominantly metal or rigid plastic out with curbside recycling. Do not put batteries in with recycling, they are a fire hazard.
Garbage: Put other items out with trash for regular curbside pickup.
Visit NYC Stuff Exchange to find a place to sell or donate gently used children’s items.
Many organizations in NYC accept donations of children’s items in good condition–check their websites for details. Note: The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 made it illegal to sell any recalled product, so certain products may not be accepted for donation.
Voluntary take back programs for baby items such as the mail-back program Baby Earth Renew donate or recycle used baby items.