MSWAB Meetings

MSWAB meetings are free and open to the public and usually occur the second Wednesday of each month. As dates and locations may vary, check out our Events Calendar for more information.

MSWAB Updates

Upcoming Events

Join the MSWAB, Speaker Corey Johnson, and more at the Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle Fair on October 6th at Mathews-Palmer Playground (445 West 45th Street)!

The event will feature demos, resources, giveaways, organics collection, and pay-as-you-wish repair with organizations such as Greenpeace, Sunrise Movement, and Fixers Collective.

Learn how to “Become a Recycling Champion” at our October 7th event.

Join MSWAB Chair Jacquelyn Ottman, DSNY Outreach Specialist Sam Sepulveda, and Sims Municipal Recycling General Manager Tom Outerbridge for a discussion of practical tools and strategies for fostering a culture of sustainable waste management in your multifamily building.

Pharmaceutical recycling has arrived to NY State.

Learn more on our Resources page or click here to find a drop-off near you.

What Is NYC’s Polystyrene (Styrofoam) Ban?

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.