The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board

is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to increasing recycling, reducing solid waste, and advancing solid waste policy in New York City.  We are a Board comprised of waste and recycling industry experts and concerned citizens, appointed by the Manhattan Borough President's Office.  


Reuse and Repair Grant

The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) is partnering with Citizens Committee for New York City and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to launch our newest grant initiative: NYC Reuse and Repair.  The goal of the grant is to support New York City in reusing, repairing, and refurbishing 100% of all discarded products that can be reused in some capacity, with the balance being recycled.

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awardedto start new reuse or repair projects, undertake related research projects, or initiate other activities which will help lead to replicable reuse or repair models in all five boroughs of New York City.

Proposals must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm, September 12, 2017.


Polystyrene Legislation

On May 12, 2017, the Manhattan SWAB testified in the New York City Council against INT 1480, a bill to establish polystyrene as recyclable, and in support of INT 1596, a bill to ban polystyrene in NYC. Read our testimony here.


Monthly SWAB Meetings

Join us at our next meeting! SWAB meetings occur on the second Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. Location:

Bank of America Tower, 48th Floor

1 Bryant Park

New York, NY, 10036