Recent MSWAB Updates

Single Stream Recycling Presentations Recap

January 10th 2018: the NYC Department of Sanitation's Chief of Staff, Greg Anderson, and two members of the MSWAB presented on the future of Single Stream recycling in NYC. 

Their presentations can be found here

What is "Zero Waste"? 

The MSWAB voted and adopted the Zero Waste International Alliance's definition of Zero Waste. Read the definition and learn more here

Minutes from the last MSWAB meeting

January 10th 2018 MSWAB Meeting Minutes

The Manhattan SWAB membership application period is closed, click above to learn more. 

Composting Grant Applications are open! 

Grants of up to $750 are awarded to community groups working on neighborhood composting programs. Deadline March 23rd '18, learn more here

The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board

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.

Monthly SWAB Meetings

Join us at our next meeting! SWAB meetings are open to the public, and occur on the second Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm.

Find SWAB meetings and other events on the SWAB Calendar


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