Councilman Steven Matteo said his district had a reported 200 percent increase in fines issued.
Leave No Footprint helps New Yorkers properly dispose of items such as batteries and old electronics.
About half a dozen pink bins from Our Neighborhood Recycling recently appeared in the Lower East Side.
The Snug Harbor Apartments are the first sites of city clothing and electronics recycling on the island.
Sure We Can, which helps the "canners" who pick up cans and bottles for money, may need to move.
Thousands of the new receptacles will be rolled out across the city by April 1.
Some 218 schools will be composting food by next spring, Department of Education officials said.
The workshop is one of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre's green initiatives.
P.S. 87 has launched many green initiatives this year, including a mural of 1,000 bottle caps.
The city is reportedly planning to expand its composting program this year.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an expanded plastics recycling program Wednesday.
The Sanitation Department says it will start recycling more than just plastic bottles and jugs.
Romero Studios' Sandy Remix uses wood from trees destroyed by the storm to create a tree house.
Residents can trade in their jewelry, clothes and other items at the event.
Thirty solar-powered recycling stations have been installed throughout Times Square.
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