NYCHA Recycles

NYCHA is committed to working with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to achieve compliance with the City’s recycling law. The Authority has complied by making recycling bins and designated recycling areas available to all NYCHA residents. The recycling effort began at five NYCHA developments in spring 2015, followed by a rollout to all other NYCHA’s developments by the end of 2016.

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NYCHA has worked closely with DSNY, GrowNYC and Green City Force to roll out a community engagement strategy with educational activities, workshops, and events to promote recycling. In 2017, we’ve reached out to over 20,000 residents. Over 65 NYCHA residents have become trained Environmental Ambassadors to help improve recycling in their developments.


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For more great pictures, check out the #NYCHArecycles photo album.

Conlon LIHFE Family Day 2017
Recycling bins at NYCHA
Recycling bins at NYCHA

NextGeneration NYCHA's Recycling Program

Read more about the program and how each of us can do our part.



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