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?

As of January 1, 2019, certain expanded polystyrene (EPS, popularly known as “styrofoam”) products have been banned from sale, distribution, or use in NYC. The ban includes popular single-service packages like 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

Click here to download a copy and recieve more information.

DSNY Zero Waste Building Maintenance Training

Apartment building maintenance staff: learn how to improve your recycling set-up, encourage residential recycling, avoid fines, and more in this FREE training program (two 8-hour sessions).

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.