Warm weather brings an abundance of local produce to NYC, and along with it summery scraps like corn cobs, watermelon rinds and cherry pits that are perfect for the compost pile. GrowNYC has 14 new opportunities to compost food scraps at Greenmarket starting this month, 6 more weekly textile collections, and more to come in July!

What about...RECYCLING AT STREET EVENTS?

Planning an event on a NYC Street? Let's talk about recycling. It's the law, and GrowNYC can help. Get more information on recycling at NYC street events, and contact GrowNYC for FREE assistance in developing a recycling plan for your block party or public event.
Find NYC Water On-the-Go

When you're out and about this summer, save money, reduce waste and drink local with Water-on-the-Go, free filling stations and drinking fountains sponsored by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. They kindly provide bowls to keep your pup cool as well! Download the app for your mobile phone to locate stations that are open on any given day.
Less = More NYC Green Map
 
This new release from Green Map is designed for New Yorkers who want to consume and waste less. We're proud to have GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swap® featured on the beautiful print version. Check out the extensive interactive version, where you can add your favorite reuse sites.
Free Compost & Mulch for NYC Street Tree Stewards from DSNY
 
Did you know you can request compost and mulch for street trees from the NYC Department of Sanitation? Show your London Planes some love and improve the look and health of the trees on your block.
Upcoming Events
New Food Scrap Compost Collections Opening at Greenmarket
 

Since 2011 GrowNYC has collected more than 1.4 million pounds of food scraps for community composting, and NYC gardens and farms are hungry for more! There are 14 more ways to turn your spoils into soil this month. Simply drop off weekly at one of 35 Greenmarkets. Learn more at www.grownyc.org/compost.  

 

New collections opening this month: Bronx Borough Hall, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, 92nd St, 175th St, Columbia University Thursdays, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Ft. Washington, Mt. Sinai, Tribeca Wednesdays, Forest Hills, Socrates Sculpture Park, Sunnyside, Staten Island Mall.



GrowNYC Clothing & Textile Recycling Expanding
 
The average New Yorker throws 46 pounds of clothing, towels and other textiles into the trash each year. Don't sentence old linens to a lifetime in a landfill, recycle them at one of our Greenmarket collections! Learn more at www.growncyc.org/clothing.

New collections opening this month: Bronx Borough Hall, 175th St, Columbia University Thursdays, Ft. Washington, Mt. Sinai, Tribeca Wednesdays.
Clothing & Textile Recycling Collection - Chinatown
Sunday, June 23, 12pm-4pm
Confucius Plaza, 33 Bowery b/t Bayard and Canal
 
Bring clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding, linens, handbags, belts, fabric scraps 36"x36" or larger and other textiles. No rugs or carpeting. Items will be sorted for reuse or recycling.
Stop 'N' Swap® - East Harlem, Manhattan
 
Sunday, June 30, 12pm-3pm
La Placita at La Marqueta, 116th St & Park Ave
 
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don't have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. Learn more.

GrowNYC's OFFICE OF RECYCLING OUTREACH & EDUCATION (OROE) works to improve the City's recycling rate by educating residents about recycling and waste prevention, and working with landlords to make sure building recycling programs are adequate. Our free services include apartment building recycling audits, trainings for tenants and supers, community events centered on education and special collection programs for textiles, electronics, and compost. OROE's current intensive efforts target one-quarter of New York City's residents. Our five borough-wide coordinators work on a community-by-community basis to identify and address the specific challenges to recycling within a Community District. For more information visit www.grownyc.org or call 212-788-7964.   
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