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Midtown »

Arenas, Ballparks and Hotels to Recycle Organic Waste Under City Proposal

The proposal is part of an effort to reduce city waste to landfills to zero by 2030,

East Village »

Recycling Pilot Program Turns Students into 'Cafeteria Rangers'

Student monitors called "Cafeteria Rangers" help their classmates properly sort lunchroom trash.

New Dorp »

Recycling Push Starts in Staten Island After Huge Spike in Violations

Councilman Steven Matteo said his district had a reported 200 percent increase in fines issued.

Washington Heights »

Eco-Conscious Start-Up Aims to Help You Get Rid of Hard-to-Recycle Items

Leave No Footprint helps New Yorkers properly dispose of items such as batteries and old electronics.

Lower East Side »

Clothing Donation Bins Plunked Down in LES Without Some Property Owners' OK

About half a dozen pink bins from Our Neighborhood Recycling recently appeared in the Lower East Side.

Livingston »

Staten Island Residents Can Recycle Clothes, Electronics in Building

The Snug Harbor Apartments are the first sites of city clothing and electronics recycling on the island.

East Williamsburg »

Nonprofit for Homeless Can Collectors Faces Ouster

Sure We Can, which helps the "canners" who pick up cans and bottles for money, may need to move.

Upper West Side »

'High-End' Recycling Bins Make Upper West Side Debut

Thousands of the new receptacles will be rolled out across the city by April 1.

Upper West Side »

Composting Program Expanding to More Than 200 Additional Schools

Some 218 schools will be composting food by next spring, Department of Education officials said.

Jamaica »

Jamaica Workshop Helps You Spin Old Threads Into Fashionable Garb

The workshop is one of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre's green initiatives.

Upper West Side »

Recycled Bottle Cap Mural Celebrates Green Living at Upper West Side School

P.S. 87 has launched many green initiatives this year, including a mural of 1,000 bottle caps.

New York City »

Bloomberg Wants to Make Food Composting Mandatory

The city is reportedly planning to expand its composting program this year.

Civic Center »

Plastic Toys and Food Containers Now Recyclable, Mayor Announces

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an expanded plastics recycling program Wednesday.

New York City »

City to Start Recycling More Plastics Soon, Officials Say

The Sanitation Department says it will start recycling more than just plastic bottles and jugs.

Prospect Heights »

Tree House Made of Sandy-Felled Wood Debuts at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Romero Studios' Sandy Remix uses wood from trees destroyed by the storm to create a tree house.