The Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) of Manhattan 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. We meet once per month to hear speakers in various areas related to our mission and provide a forum for advancing solid waste policy. We host several events and fundraisers annually and collaborate on many other worthwhile programs with partners.
Join us at our next meeting! MSWAB meetings are open to the public, and occur on the second Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm (except for July and August.)
Find SWAB meetings and other events on the SWAB Calendar. The location changes every few months.
The Manhattan SWAB membership application period is currently closed. Click "Join the MSWAB" to learn more.
The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB) is a volunteer citizens’ advisory board dedicated to helping NYC achieve its zero waste goals. We advise the Manhattan Borough President, City Council, City Administration and others on policies and programs regarding the development, promotion and operation of the City’s waste prevention, reuse and recycling programs. We are a Board comprised of solid waste management industry, waste reduction and diversion consultants, sustainability professionals, and concerned citizens, appointed by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office. We produce two grant programs: the NYC Community Composting Grant and the NYC Reuse and Repair Grant, hold monthly meetings, provide information online about waste reduction and diversion in NYC, and have a number of active committees, all of which are open to the public.