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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

Westport Recycling

Welcome To Westport, Conn., Where They Recycle In Ways You’ve Never Seen

In New York City, like most places, you still have to sort your recyclable trash: paper, plastic and bottles. But how would you feel about not having to bother?

04/26/2012

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New York’s Top 7 Activities For Going ‘Green’

New York City might be a concrete jungle, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of opportunities to give back and go green. Here are seven organizations and activities to help the environment and encourage sustainable practices.

CBS New York–04/20/2012

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)

Recycle Your Christmas Tree During NYC’s Annual MulchFest

Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to take down the Christmas tree, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw it in the trash.

01/07/2012

Newspapers destined for recycling (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Internet Fuels Drop In Recycling On Long Island

In the last ten years, the recycling rate has has gone from 29 percent to 24 percent on Long Island.

04/20/2011

UConn Main Campus Now On Single-Stream Recycling

The days of sorting metal, plastic and other recycling items into separate bins are over on the University of Connecticut’s flagship campus.

11/20/2010

Wearable Collections

Eye On New York: Recycling New Yorkers’ Clothing

In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Don Dahler speaks with the founder and CEO of Wearable Collections, Adam Baruchowitz, about recycling New York City’s old clothing.

11/14/2010

AP Photo

Recycling Advocates: Expanded Bottle Bill A Success

State and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year of New York’s expanded bottle deposit law as a success.

11/03/2010

A re-fashioned surboard signed by Jim Witkowski - Photo: Casimier Surfboards

Stories From Main Street – Belmar, NJ

It’s a story of turning of turning wipeouts into liquid assets, and helping the environment at the same time.

09/27/2010

Recycled Plastic Bottles - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Will Westchester Co. Expand Recycling Program?

Westchester residents may soon recycle more than soda bottles.

09/13/2010

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