New York City
Zero Waste Guide
Zero Waste Resources for New York
You need tools and resources on your zero waste journey. Whether it’s a local zero waste program or restaurants specializing in the circular economy, here we have gathered our recommendations for the city of New York. Do you have a recommendation? Contact us here.
Zero Waste Programs
There are opportunities to get involved with your community with these zero waste programs.
Green Bronx Machine
Green Bronx Machine is dedicated to transforming marginalized communities into healthy and equitable communities through inspired education and local food systems.
GreenFeen uses Hip Hop to teach sustainability as a lifestyle through Zero Waste events, compost education and more.
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Composting programs? Check. Sourcing food sustainably? Check. Find zero waste grocery stores near you.
The Wally Shop
The Wally Shop is a Zero Waste delivery-only grocery store based in Brooklyn. They deliver all of your favorite food and cleaning products in bulk and in reusable containers.
A Sustainable Village
A Sustainable Village is a Zero Waste Shop + Refillery in the East Village. Their motto is progress not perfection because they know zero waste and sustainability looks different for everyone!
Zero Waste Restaurants
Truly unique eateries, we’ve rounded up our favorite zero waste restaurants here.
Jehangir Mehta is the Chef and Owner of Graffiti Earth and has sustainability engrained in every part of his restaurant and business practices including wasting less of anything whether that be food, materials, etc.
Rhodora is a Zero Waste Wine Bar located in Forte Greene Brooklyn. The restaurant prides itself on its sustainable operations.They only use products that can be recycled, upcycled, or composted. The restaurant sends zero waste to Landfill.
Zero Waste Events
Whether in-person or online, there are many zero waste events available. See what is coming up.
GrowNYC hosts several Zero Waste Event Programs including Stop ‘n Swap, a program for residents to swap out their belongings for someone else’s no-longer-wanted belongings! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
Compost Drop Off Sites
80 billion pounds of food is thrown away each year. Help combat food waste by dropping off your organics at one of these compost locations.
Domino Park in Williamsburg is accepting food waste drop offs from residents at their in-vessel composting machine called the Rocket located within the park.