Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

SNS_1210-header2_0Stop ‘N’ Swap is coming to East Harlem! A Stop ‘N’ Swap is a community-based event where residents bring in items they no longer want, and come to take things they do want. The events are free and residents don’t have to bring something to take something.  The items are sorted upon arrival, and at the end of the day all leftovers are either donated or recycled.

WHO: GrowNYC’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education and the Urban Garden Center
WHAT: Stop ‘N’ Swap
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2013. 12 PM – 3 PM
WHERE: La Placita at La Marqueta (116th St & Park Ave) with Urban Garden Center’s FleaMarqueta
Click here for the flyer in English and Spanish.


Please note that NYC’s plastic recycling guidelines just got a whole lot easier! Recycling is one of the simplest and most effective ways you can reduce your carbon footprint, so please – do your part. If you have any questions about what you should or should not be recycling, you can refer to NYC Recycles.



Free Electronics Recycling and Textile Collection this Saturday


Saturday, November 17 – 12 PM to 5 PM

Amsterdam Avenue and 110th Street (south side)

While electronic devices are safe to use in the home or office, they pose an environmental risk when improperly discarded. E-waste accounts for 40% of toxins in household garbage. Recycling helps keep it out of landfills, incinerators and the environment.

This Saturday, WeRecycle! and Upper West Side Recycling will be accepting computers and electronics that you wish to recycle. All collected computers and electronics will go to an EPA-licensed recycler.

The following items will be accepted:

  • Working & non-working computers (laptops & desktops)
  • Peripherals: monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, cables, etc.
  • TVs, stereo equipment, VCRs, DVD players, cable receivers, etc.
  • Cell and wall phones
  • Small appliances: toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, etc.
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) – no long bulbs, please.
  • Flashlight-type batteries (AA, D, etc.)
  • Textiles (clothing, shoes, blankets, sheets, towels, etc.)

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Air conditioners
  • Large appliances such as refrigerators
  • Carpeting


Saturday, November 17 – 12 PM to 5 PM

La Marqueta, 115th Street and Park Avenue

Recycle your unwanted clothing and textiles. They’re accepting clean & dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts, fabric scraps 36″ x 36″ or larger and other textiles. No rugs, carpeting or commercial waste. Your contribution to the program is tax deductible.