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NYC Organics Collection Outreach Team

Organics collection is the NYC Department of Sanitation’s curbside recycling service for food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste. Just like traditional recycling of paper, cardboard, metal, glass and plastic, residents separate these items and put them in brown bins that Sanitation provides. These organics are collected weekly and turned into compost and clean energy.

Big Reuse has partnered with DSNY to conduct outreach for the rollout of this new service. Our amazing team of outreach associates work in the streets throughout the five boroughs. We speak with residents about organics collection in order to increase resident participation rates, reduce contamination rates, and compile feedback in order to better acclimate the program to the needs of our city. Our team partners with local community groups to better spread the word at events and meetings. We are always looking for new partnerships! If you would like to have us attend your next function, please email us at [email protected].

We are working towards all residents having access to either our organics curbside collection services or convenient neighborhood drop-offs. As of January 2018 the program serves 3.3 million residents in all five boroughs with curbside organics service. The program also works with apartment building managers to bring our services to high-rise apartment buildings and residents living on commercial blocks.

Keep an eye out for an orange t-shirt that says NYC ❤ Organics and come say hi!