Recycling

Please help our super and the co-op in our recycling efforts. When we recycle, we help protect the environment by reusing materials that would otherwise end up in waste dumps.

 

Recycling is the law in New York City. Every time we don’t recycle properly, our buildings get charged a fine (currently between $500 and $2,000 per violation). These fines could translate into higher maintenance charges to you in the future.

 

You can dispose of your recyclable items in the recycling bins located behind each building. Please sort your recyclables as follows:

 

In the bins for plastic/glass: 

  • Plastic bottles and jugs, including milk, juice, soap containers with narrow necks

  • Glass bottles and jars

  • Beverage cartons and drink boxes

  • Aluminum products, including foil and disposable pans

  • Metal cans

  • Household metal scraps, such as old metal pans, irons, and wire hangers

  • Empty aerosol cans

  • Paint cans (remove the lids and recycle them as well)

  • (Note: All containers should be rinsed clean before recycling.)

 

In the paper bins:

  • Paper and envelopes, computer paper

  • Paper bags

  • Cardboard products (remove and discard inside wrappers from cardboard boxes)

  • Cardboard/paper egg cartons (no Styrofoam)

  • ·Pizza boxes (discard food scraps)

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In the brown composting bins:

  • Food scraps

 

Magazines, newspapers, catalogs, phone books, and corrugated cardboard boxes (broken down) should be tied up and placed on the sidewalk (in the recycling spot next to the garbage) on Thursday nights for early Friday morning pick-up.