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Guide to NYC's Recycling Program

Our recycling facilities are not adequate, but don't take it out on your environment or your neighbors! New York's new law requires that we collect glass, plastic and metal in one bin, and paper in another, as shown below. Some types of glass and plastic don't get recycled, also as shown below. If things don't fit in the bins, please stack them as neatly and out-of-the way as possible. (Click here for pictures and a discussion of our inadequate recycling facilities.)