1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary-content



Recycle your clean paper, Harlem!

Link posted by Publisher in Environment on July 14, 2024 - 8:14am

GrowNYC has a new interactive website that shows New Yorkers what things we've been throwing out that we can (and should) be recycling instead!  At the top of that list is PAPER!  Over 775.220 TONS of recycleable paper is thrown into the trash each year.


Your NYC Recycling Questions Answered

Link posted by Riverside in Environment on May 6, 2024 - 12:33pm

Jae Watkins does outreach and education about recycling and the environment in Community District 2 for GrowNYC. Ms. Watkins has volunteered to answer your recycling queries on the blog, as their resident expert on all things green.


Expanded recycling in NYC??

Blog entry posted by Laura in Environment on April 12, 2024 - 9:33am

For New Yorkers who like to recycle, there's some pretty good news in our future.  It looks like they are trying to pass a law that will expand recycling of plastics in New York.  This means that we can finally recycle items like yogurt containers, plastic fast food containers, laundry detergent containers and more!  It


Stop getting unwanted catalogs, Harlem!

Article posted by Riverside in Environment on February 23, 2024 - 3:57pm

All New Yorkers suffer from getting too many unwanted catalogs... Now you can control which catalogs get to your mailbox!

Catalog Choice is a free service that allows you to decide what gets in your mailbox. Use it to reduce your mailbox clutter, while helping save natural resources.

Visit catalogchoice.org today!


Recycling in the Grant Houses

Link posted by Riverside in Environment on October 27, 2024 - 12:20pm

I was reading an article about the Grant Houses in Harlem taking action to begin a recycling program in their buildings. I think it's so great that the people who lived there were able to recognize a need for these programs, defend their rights to have one, and begin largescale education programs to get people to understand how to recycle once they were given proper recycling bins.


Get cash for recycling old electronics??

Blog entry posted by Riverside in Environment on October 27, 2024 - 10:37am

I have been getting e-mails from the Lazy Environmentalist, Josh Dorfman, giving me ideas on ways to "go green" without having to do too much.


Harlem: Learn how to Recycle and Compost in NYC

Event posted by Laura in Environment on September 10, 2024 - 11:29am

Sep 14 2024 6:00 pm
Sep 14 2024 7:30 pm

From Frying Pans to Food Waste: Learn to Recycle and Compost in NYC

When: Monday, September 14, 6pm-7:30pm
Where:The Countee Cullen branch of the New York Public Library, 104 West 136th Street near Lenox.


CFL Lightbulbs can now be Recycled in Harlem and Washington Heights!

Link posted by Laura in Environment on June 8, 2024 - 12:50pm

Residents of Harlem and Washington Heights can now recycle their used CFL lightbulbs (the energy efficient ones!)