Recycling in Park Slope

Recycling More, Reducing Waste in the Community

The Park Slope Civic Council’s Sustainability Committee advocates for responsible use and conservation of natural resources in our community, and promotes practices which have a beneficial effect on the environment. To help achieve those goals, we’ve assembled a thorough list of where and how to recycle various items in our community.


Place next to recycling bins on recycling day.

Exception:  Call 311 if appliances require CFC removal.


Autumn Leaves

6/15 Community Garden, 6th Avenue at 15th Street

See their website for instructions and for specific dates www.6/

GrowNYC Site at Grand Army Plaza GreenMarket , Saturdays 8-4



Note:  Alkaline batteries may be discarded in regular trash.

GrowNYC Site at Grand Army Plaza GreenMarket, Saturdays 8-4

Rechargeable Only


Lower East Side Ecology Center E-Waste Warehouse

469 President Street at Nevins Street.  718-858-8777.  Call for hours.

Rechargeable, Lithium, Button


J. & R. Television, 108 7th Avenue between President and Union (small amounts)

Rechargeable, Lithium, Button


Bicycles and Bicycle Parts


Building Materials, Salvaged and/or Surplus

Build It Green, NYC’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials.


CFL Light Bulbs (contain mercury)

Home Depot, 550 Hamilton Avenue

Lowe’s, 118 2nd Avenue

Ikea, 1 Beard Street, Red Hook

See for additional information.


Christmas Trees

Mulchfest, co-sponsored by the Prospect Park Alliance and Park Slope Civic Council.

Saturday and Sunday every January, 10-2 at

  • Third Street & Prospect Park West
  • Park Circle entrance at Prospect Park Southwest & Parkside Avenues



GrowNYC site at Grand Army Plaza GreenMarket, Saturdays, 8-4


Cell Phones

GrowNYC Site at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Saturdays, 8-4



GrowNYC Composting at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Saturdays, 8-3:30

6/15 Community Garden, 6th Avenue at 15th Street  www.6/

Garden of Union, Union between 4th and 5th Avenues



Lower East Side Ecology Center E-Waste Warehouse

469 President Street at Nevins Street.  718-858-8777. Call for hours.

For additional information:


Verizon Electronic Recycling

Recycle your used electronic devices with Verizon and you may be eligible to receive a Verizon Wireless gift card.  Cell phones, tablets, netbooks and mobile hotspot devices from any carrier are accepted.  For every device recycled, a $1 contribution is made to HopeLine® – which supports victims of domestic violence.


Hazardous Waste

Household and automotive batteries, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers and thermostats, motor oil, transmission fluid, pesticides, paints.


for Household Special Waste Dropoff Sites and special NYC Safe Disposal Events.


Plastic Bags

Key Food, 130 7th Avenue at Carroll Street

Key Food, 369 Flatbush between Park Place and Sterling Place

Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Avenue at 6th Street

Rite Aid, 249 7th Avenue at 5th Street

CVS,  341 9th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

C-Town Supermarket, 327 9th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues


Plastics, Non-Recyclable

Park Slope Food Coop.  See their website for details.


Running Shoes

JackRabbit,  151 7th Avenue between Garfield and Carroll


Remove Your Name from Mailing Lists and

Avoid Unwanted Mail, Catalogs, Credit Card Offers


See the following site for all recycling information as well as ways to avoid unwanted mail.


About the Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee organizes the twice-yearly Civic Sweeps, our clean-up, beautification and recycling events; co-hosts Mulchfest, the Christmas tree recycling event, with the Prospect Park Alliance; partnered with the kids of P.S. 321 to create signs for trees that are cared for by local shopkeepers; and continues to look for shopkeepers willing to care for the trees in front of their shops. We also offer ideas for environmentally friendly holidays on the Civic Council website, and raise funds to help plant the annual Arbor Day Tree in Prospect Park. We are currently exploring the possibility of bringing back a former Civic Council event – Clean Walk to School – in which kids pick up litter on their way to school. Visit our page on this website for more information and updates.