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Clothing donations will get shoppers a discount at Veda boutique in SoHo. (Credit: CBS2)

Many Retailers Offering Discounts For Donations To Charity

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers great deals, and now, some companies are going one better.

11/27/2014

Sculpture created by New York-based artist Chakaia Booker for the Garment District Summer Public Art Series. (Credit: CBS 2)

A Look At Artist Chakaia Booker’s Garment District Art Installation

The annual Garment District Summer Public Art Series will be captivating audiences until November.

06/04/2014

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee Legislation

The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.

03/26/2014

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City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department Stores

It gives new meaning to the four letter word “tote.” New Yorkers will have to shoulder the burden of bringing their own bags to a vast array of supermarkets and department stores — or pay a 10-cent fee for each and every bag — paper or plastic.

03/25/2014

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC To Provide Curbside Pickup, Recycling Of Christmas Trees

Trees left out on the curb for pickup will be chipped and composted for city parks, gardens and ball fields.

12/26/2013

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Reusing Plastic, It’s Fantastic

Discover ways to reuse plastic items around your home that may also save you money and teach your children how to be resourceful.

12/23/2013

Brookhaven officials announced a $7 million deal to upgrade sorting technology at the town's recycling center. (credit; CBS 2)

High-Tech Additions To Make Recycling Easier in Brookhaven

Starting in 2014, Brookhaven, Long Island, homeowners will no longer have to check their calendars before putting out their recycling.

11/13/2013

Mayor Bloomberg launches new ‘Recycle Everything’ ad campaign and announces expansion of organic food waste recycling pilot, July 29, 2013.
(credit: Spencer T Tucker/mayor's office)

City Launches Information Campaign To Expand Food Recycling

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the launch of the “Recycle Everything” ad campaign. The aim is to expand the city’s organic food waste recycling program. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, […]

07/29/2013

Food scraps (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Poised To Expand Food Scrap Composting Plan

In the coming years, New York City is looking at building a plant that would turn table scraps and egg shells into biogas to generate electricity.

06/17/2013

Coat Hangers

Rigid Plastics Now Recyclable In New York City

In what Mayor Michael Bloomberg called “good news for the environment,” New Yorkers may recycle all kinds of rigid plastics starting Wednesday.

04/24/2013

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Bring Christmas Trees To Recycle At MulchFest

New York City residents were set to recycle thousands of old Christmas trees this weekend, during the 17th annual MulchFest at sites in all five boroughs.

01/12/2013

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling Begins Wednesday In NYC

The holiday season is officially behind us now, and it’s time to recycle that Christmas tree.

01/01/2013

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Department Of Sanitation To Begin Christmas Tree Recycling Jan. 2

“The Department is very pleased to offer this special recycling service,” said Commissioner John Doherty. “Providing collection and recycling options for residents is environmentally valuable and benefits our neighborhoods. “

12/27/2012

The three suspects arrested in a recycling scheme on Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

3 Accused Of Scamming Smithtown Out Of Recycling Revenue

The suspects pocketed more than $200,000 in the scheme, said Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spot.

08/23/2012

Mattress (file / credit: clipart.com)

Connecticut Moves To Institute Mattress Recycling

A Connecticut lawmaker said that discarded mattresses are a big problem in his state and he is moving to require that they be recycled, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

05/03/2012

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