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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.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills Stop 'N' Swap Gives Residents a Chance To Trade Their Things

Residents can trade in their jewelry, clothes and other items at the event.

Times Square & Theater District »

Bloomberg Unveils Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Thirty solar-powered recycling stations have been installed throughout Times Square.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Bloomberg Calls for European-Style Hostels in State of City Speech

Mayor Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

Staten Island Food Trash to be Composted by City

Mayor Bloomberg announced the pilot program to compost food waste.

West Village »

Bloomberg Changes Tune on Recycling and Backs Styrofoam Ban

After cutting back on city recycling because he said it cost too much, Bloomberg has become a proponent.

Midtown East »

Street Recycling Program Launched in Midtown East

The East Midtown Partnership has placed 21 paper-only recycling bins around the district.

Upper West Side »

Sanitation Pickup Delays Leave Mountains of Recycling Bags on UWS

Mountains of recycling bags are piling up on the Upper West Side after Sandy, sparking fears of rats.

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