This Sunday is America Recycles Day
In honor of America Recycles Day this Sunday, Brokelyn offers a Brooklynite’s guide to responsibly ridding yourself of stuff–through swaps, donations and recycling. Lots of New York City-wide non-landfill options in the other boroughs here, too; this is a rich, comprehensive resource. Some highlights and additions:
- The NYC Stuff Exchange, run by the NYC Department of Sanitation, offers a borough-by-borough directory of places where you can buy and sell used or second-hand items, large and small; they also have a list of other sites you can use to sell or exchange specific types of items.
- Materials for the Arts collects surplus or used material from a variety of commercial and non-profit organizations for free distribution to non-profit arts groups and schools.
- The Department of Sanitation offers a list of electronic recyclers and dismantlers that do business in New York State. The Lower East Side Ecology Center also e-cycling drop-off days with some frequency.
- You can drop off up to four car tires at any nearby NYC Department of Sanitation garage between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Saturday.
- Clothes and textiles can be donated, to Goodwill or Salvation Army, for example, but they can also be recycled. The Council on the Environment of New York City, for one, hosts clothing and textile recycling events, including this Saturday, the 14th, from 8am-4pm at the Staten Island Mall.
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