The Hit List: The Top Tips to   Green NYC Buildings   GreenHomeNYC April Forum          Part 2 of 3          Recycling
Top 10 Tips for Recycling &  Waste Reduction for Green       Home’s in NYC         Presentation by:          David Hirschl...
DSNY Customers Largest municipal waste and recycling program in the world 8.3 million residents• Over 3 million  househol...
Role of Bureau of Waste Prevention,      Reuse & Recycling•   City’s curbside recycling program•   Recycling public educat...
Top 10 Tips1. Recycle2. Recycle3. Recycle4. Recycle5. Reduce your waste6. Look for Reuse Options7. Take-it-Back NYC8. Harm...
Top 10 Tips  Why 4 tips for recycling?• About 50% of all designated recyclables generated in  NYC are being thrown in the ...
Top 10 Tips Recycle: Understand the program
Residential Recycling in NYCThe NYC Department of Sanitation collectsrecyclables once a week in two separate streams:  mi...
What to Recycle with the NYCDepartment of Sanitation
Recycle:mixed paper & cardboard
Non-Recyclable Paper* soft paper (napkins,  tissues, paper towels) waxed or plastic-  coated paper (candy  wrappers, oat...
Recycle:beverage cartons, bottles, cans,metal & foilempty & rinse
Recycle:          bulk metal Anything containing at least  50% metal. Place at the curb beside  recycling bags or bins....
Non-Recyclable Plastic*Any items other thanplastic bottles & jugs   Deli & yogurt containers   Plastic cups & straws   ...
Non-Recyclable Glass*Any items other thanglass bottles & jars     Ceramics     Glassware     Light bulbs     Mirrors  ...
Top 10 Tips    Recycle: Convenient Recycling AreasResidential building owners and landlords must:1. Designate and maintain...
Recycling Area Options in the chute room on every floor (convenient for residents) in the basement (less convenient for ...
Successful Recycling Area             Components:1.   Recycling information prominently displayed.2.   Safe, clean, and we...
Top 10 Tips           Recycle: Educate TenantsResidential building owners and landlords must:2. Post signs explaining what...
Join the NYC Apartment Building   Recycling InitiativePromote and improve recyclingin NYC apartment buildings through hand...
Additional Educational Options• Order educational materials for your building  (call 311 or use online order form at  nyc....
Top 10 Tips     Recycle: Correctly Set Out RecyclablesResidential building owners and landlords must:4.   Store recyclable...
Residential Recycling in NYCThe NYC Department of Sanitation collectsrecyclable materials in either:  CLEAR bags or  Rec...
Top 10 Tips      Reduce your Waste
Waste Prevention TipsVisit www.nyc.gov/wasteless for Waste Prevention tips athome, while shopping &at work
Waste Prevention Tips• Buy durable products instead of single use  products• Buy products with less packaging• Visit these...
Everything Else
Top 10 Tips   Look for Reuse Options
re-fashioNYC• Free convenient service  in your building.• 100% of your donations  go to charitable causes:  Tax receipts a...
NYC Stuff Exchange: Website & AppUse this free online tool tofind out where to donate,buy, or sell gently usedgoods in NYC...
NYC WasteMatch         wastematch.org
Top 10 Tips     Take-it-Back NYC
Take-It-Back NYC: electronic equipment• Electronics manufacturers are required by NY state law to  establish electronics r...
Take-It-Back NYC: rechargeable batteries•   Battery Manufacturers are required under NY State law to    establish a progra...
Take-It-Back NYC: plastic bags• Plastic bags comprise about  2.87% of NYC’s residential  waste stream.• Bags can be droppe...
Take-It-Back NYC: additional mandatory           take back programs• Auto supply stores are required  to accept tires, mot...
Take-It-Back NYC: voluntary take back           programs• CFL’s at Ikea, Home Depot and  other stores• Mercury thermostats...
Top 10 Tips Harmful Household Products
Spring 2012 NYC SAFE Disposal Events              (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics)• NYC Department of Sanita...
Household Special Waste Drop-off sites• Each borough has a Special Waste Drop-off site.• NYC residents (must show proof of...
Top 10 Tips        Compost
NYC Compost Project            Compost outreach and free            workshops on indoor and outdoor            composting ...
NYC Compost Project Community FoodWaste Drop-Off Sites    Sites located throughout the City that    voluntarily accept foo...
Top 10 Tips       Buy Recycled Products• Help recycling markets stay strong• Quality has improved dramatically
Thank Younyc.gov/wasteless
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» improve occupant health, safety and comfort with non-toxic, reusable and recycled building materials;
» prevent waste and pollution.

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April Forum: The Hit List - The Top Tips to Green NYC Buildings Part 2 of 3 Recycling and Waste Management

  1. 1. The Hit List: The Top Tips to Green NYC Buildings GreenHomeNYC April Forum Part 2 of 3 Recycling
  2. 2. Top 10 Tips for Recycling & Waste Reduction for Green Home’s in NYC Presentation by: David Hirschler NYC Department of SanitationBureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse & Recycling April 17, 2011
  3. 3. DSNY Customers Largest municipal waste and recycling program in the world 8.3 million residents• Over 3 million households• 40 City agencies• 1,200 schools• 5,000 non-profit institutions
  4. 4. Role of Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse & Recycling• City’s curbside recycling program• Recycling public education & research• Composting facilities & education• Managing safe handling of harmful products• Implementing take-back laws• Supporting reuse in NYC• Waste prevention public education & programs
  5. 5. Top 10 Tips1. Recycle2. Recycle3. Recycle4. Recycle5. Reduce your waste6. Look for Reuse Options7. Take-it-Back NYC8. Harmful Household Products9. Compost10. Buy Recycled Products
  6. 6. Top 10 Tips Why 4 tips for recycling?• About 50% of all designated recyclables generated in NYC are being thrown in the trash, which means 624,000tons per year of designated recyclables are being thrown in the trash.• Strong markets exist for designated recyclables.• Infrastructure is in already in place to collect and process these materials.• The more recyclables we collect, the more efficient our truck routes are.
  7. 7. Top 10 Tips Recycle: Understand the program
  8. 8. Residential Recycling in NYCThe NYC Department of Sanitation collectsrecyclables once a week in two separate streams:  mixed paper & cardboard  beverage cartons, bottles, ca ns, metal & foil
  9. 9. What to Recycle with the NYCDepartment of Sanitation
  10. 10. Recycle:mixed paper & cardboard
  11. 11. Non-Recyclable Paper* soft paper (napkins, tissues, paper towels) waxed or plastic- coated paper (candy wrappers, oatmeal & hot chocolate packets, take-out containers) soiled paper (containing lots of food residue, etc.) hardcover books * through NYC’s curbside recycling program
  12. 12. Recycle:beverage cartons, bottles, cans,metal & foilempty & rinse
  13. 13. Recycle: bulk metal Anything containing at least 50% metal. Place at the curb beside recycling bags or bins. Refrigerators & air conditioners must get chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) removed. Call 311 or make an appointment online.
  14. 14. Non-Recyclable Plastic*Any items other thanplastic bottles & jugs Deli & yogurt containers Plastic cups & straws Plastic utensils Styrofoam Plastic bags * through NYC’s curbside recycling program
  15. 15. Non-Recyclable Glass*Any items other thanglass bottles & jars  Ceramics  Glassware  Light bulbs  Mirrors  Plate glass/windows * through NYC’s curbside recycling program
  16. 16. Top 10 Tips Recycle: Convenient Recycling AreasResidential building owners and landlords must:1. Designate and maintain an accessible recycling area.
  17. 17. Recycling Area Options in the chute room on every floor (convenient for residents) in the basement (less convenient for residents) Residents bring recyclables to an area outside the building.
  18. 18. Successful Recycling Area Components:1. Recycling information prominently displayed.2. Safe, clean, and well lit.3. Recycling containers emptied regularly, lined with clear bags, and appropriately labeled. (NEVER line a recycling bin with a black bag.)4. Recycling bins next to garbage bins (reduces contamination).
  19. 19. Top 10 Tips Recycle: Educate TenantsResidential building owners and landlords must:2. Post signs explaining what and how to recycle.3. Notify tenants about recycling requirements.
  20. 20. Join the NYC Apartment Building Recycling InitiativePromote and improve recyclingin NYC apartment buildings through hands-oneducation and cooperation among andbetween the  NYC Department of Sanitation  buildingresidents  building staff, and  property managers nyc.gov/wasteless/abr
  21. 21. Additional Educational Options• Order educational materials for your building (call 311 or use online order form at nyc.gov/wasteless.)• provide recycling education once a year.• Make sure new residents receive a welcome kit that includes recycling info.• Table in the lobby or outside the building.• Start a bulletin board, newsletter, or blog.• Set up a recycling committee.• Require a recycling lease rider
  22. 22. Top 10 Tips Recycle: Correctly Set Out RecyclablesResidential building owners and landlords must:4. Store recyclables until designated recycling collection day.5. Set out recyclables for Sanitation collection in either clear bags or labeled recycling bins.
  23. 23. Residential Recycling in NYCThe NYC Department of Sanitation collectsrecyclable materials in either:  CLEAR bags or  Recycling bins labeled with a green or blue decal.  Bulk Metal should be placed at the curb beside recycling bags or bins. To find out your recycling day, call 311 or use the collection schedule feature on www.nyc.gov/sanitation.
  24. 24. Top 10 Tips Reduce your Waste
  25. 25. Waste Prevention TipsVisit www.nyc.gov/wasteless for Waste Prevention tips athome, while shopping &at work
  26. 26. Waste Prevention Tips• Buy durable products instead of single use products• Buy products with less packaging• Visit these sites to stop getting these various types of junk mail: o advertisements: dmachoice.org o catalogs: catalogchoice.org o credit card and insurance offers: optoutprescreen.com o phone books: yellowpagesoptout.com
  27. 27. Everything Else
  28. 28. Top 10 Tips Look for Reuse Options
  29. 29. re-fashioNYC• Free convenient service in your building.• 100% of your donations go to charitable causes: Tax receipts available on site.• Reduce the amount of waste your building generates and help those in need. nyc.gov/refashion
  30. 30. NYC Stuff Exchange: Website & AppUse this free online tool tofind out where to donate,buy, or sell gently usedgoods in NYC.  Around 700 listings of donation organizations and outlets.  Searchable by zip code, borough, or citywide.  Calendar for donation drives, swap meets, rummage sales. nyc.gov/stuffexchange
  31. 31. NYC WasteMatch wastematch.org
  32. 32. Top 10 Tips Take-it-Back NYC
  33. 33. Take-It-Back NYC: electronic equipment• Electronics manufacturers are required by NY state law to establish electronics recycling programs which are free and convenient for residents.• Wireless Providers are required by NY state law to accept cell phones at their retail locations.• Manufacturer programs include: • Retail collections at Best Buy, Goodwill, & Salvation Army • Mail back programs • Community Events • Working with DSNY at upcoming SAFE Disposal Events nyc.gov/wasteless/electronics
  34. 34. Take-It-Back NYC: rechargeable batteries• Battery Manufacturers are required under NY State law to establish a program to accept rechargeable batteries. Retailers are required to accept them at no cost.• Return them to any NYS store that sells rechargeable batteries or products that contain rechargeable batteries (with the exception of small food stores).• It is illegal for NYC residents to discard rechargeable batteries in the trash (or in residential recycling containers). nyc.gov/wasteless/takeback
  35. 35. Take-It-Back NYC: plastic bags• Plastic bags comprise about 2.87% of NYC’s residential waste stream.• Bags can be dropped off at large retail locations that provide plastic bags.• Retailers often accept newspaper bags, dry cleaner bags, and other film as well. nyc.gov/wasteless/plasticbags
  36. 36. Take-It-Back NYC: additional mandatory take back programs• Auto supply stores are required to accept tires, motor oil, and auto batteries• Hospitals are required to accept used sharps• Grocers are required to accept deposit bottles nyc.gov/wasteless/takeback
  37. 37. Take-It-Back NYC: voluntary take back programs• CFL’s at Ikea, Home Depot and other stores• Mercury thermostats at wholesalers and contractors• Ink & Laser cartridges at office supply stores or directly to manufacturers• Unwanted pharmaceuticals at pharmacies (mailback envelopes for sale)• Yogurt containers and other #5 plastics at Whole Foods and other retailers nyc.gov/wasteless/takeback
  38. 38. Top 10 Tips Harmful Household Products
  39. 39. Spring 2012 NYC SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics)• NYC Department of Sanitation holding 5 SAFE disposal events this spring (one in each borough) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products.• April 22 - May 19, 2012• All NYC residents receiving a mailer. nyc.gov/safediposal
  40. 40. Household Special Waste Drop-off sites• Each borough has a Special Waste Drop-off site.• NYC residents (must show proof of residency) can bring:  latex paint  household and automotive batteries  vehicle fluids and filters  fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs)  mercury-filled thermometers & thermostats• Sites are open Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, except the last weekend each month, open Fridays instead. nyc.gov/wasteless/specialwaste
  41. 41. Top 10 Tips Compost
  42. 42. NYC Compost Project Compost outreach and free workshops on indoor and outdoor composting to residents and businesses. Worm composting workshops designed to help teachers integrate natural science and recycling into the classroom. Funded by DSNY, programs run by staff at the City’s four Botanical Gardens and Lower East Side Ecology Center
  43. 43. NYC Compost Project Community FoodWaste Drop-Off Sites Sites located throughout the City that voluntarily accept food waste
  44. 44. Top 10 Tips Buy Recycled Products• Help recycling markets stay strong• Quality has improved dramatically
  45. 45. Thank Younyc.gov/wasteless
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