Department of Sanitation311Search all websites


Recycling is key to contributing zero waste to landfills by 2030. It keeps our City clean and green – and it’s the law.

What to Recycle

Recycling + Waste-Prevention Materials

Residential Collection: Schedule, Setout Times + Requests

Setout + Disposal Responsibilities

Recycling in Public Spaces

More than 3,000 recycling bins are located across the City's five boroughs. View a listing of locations.

What To Put in Public Recycling Bins

The City's public recycling bins work the same way as the residential recycling program:

  • In green bins, recycle newspapers, magazines, and mixed paper.
  • In blue bins, recycle metal, glass bottles and jars, rigid plastic containers, and food and beverage cartons.

Recycling at Street Events

Recycling is required at all NYC street events, including informal block parties and street fairs. Organizers need to contact DSNY at least 3 weeks before a planned event. Learn about recycling and garbage collection at street events.

Recycling for Apartment Buildings

NYCHA Recycles

Sanitation is proud to support the NYCHA Recycles! Program, part of NextGen NYCHA – Mayor de Blasio’s long-term strategic plan to create safe, clean and connected communities in our housing developments.