Recent MSWAB Updates

Recent Event:

IS NYC READY FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL: Implications for Zero Waste

Thank you for joining us at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, June 20th at 6pm.

Pharmaceutical recycling has arrived to NY State, click here to find a drop off near you!

NYC has banned polystyrene (styrofoam!) What does this mean?

Beginning January 1, 2019 certain expanded polystyrene (EPS, popularly known as “styrofoam”) products will be banned from sale, distribution, or use in NYC. Materials covered by the ban include EPS single-service items including cups, bowls, plates, takeout containers and trays; as well as EPS loose fill “packing peanuts”. Visit for more information, and read the MSWAB’s writeup here.

NYC Residential Recycling Guides

Download copies and get more info HERE

DSNY Zero Waste Building Maintenance Training

FREE training program for NYC apartment building maintenance staff (two 8-hour sessions). Learn how to improve your recycling set-up, get residents to recycle, avoid fines, and more!

Have you witnessed recycling violations and/or contamination?

Use the MSWAB’s NYC Recycling Violation Form to submit photos and comments. The MSWAB will compile violations and share them with the NYC Business Integrity Commission for followup action.

Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer have partnered to offer grants to start, expand, and grow composting programs in all five boroughs of New York City.