The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB) is a volunteer citizens’ advisory board created in 1989 by Local Law 19. We are catalysts for advancing ideas, insights, and initiatives to achieve NYC’s Zero Waste x 2030 goal. SWABs also exist in Brooklyn and Queens.
3 Key Areas of Impact:
Policy input (hearings, meetings, letters)
Thought leadership (e.g., recycling guides, public forums)
Grant-making (MSWAB sponsors annual Community Composting and Reuse, Reduce and Repair grants)
32 Members, selected by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, serve two-year terms. Members include solid waste management industry veterans, waste reduction consultants, sustainability professionals, academics, concerned citizens, and more.
A 5-Person Executive Team, Steering Committee of Committee chairs, and 3 Members at Large govern the MSWAB.
11 Sub-Committees focus on specific initiatives. You do not need to be a member of the MSWAB to join a sub-committee.
Meetings are open to the public and convene the third Wednesday of every month, except in July and August. Check out the Events Calendar for location/RSVP information and Contact Us to add your name to the security list.