34 and More is Buffalo’s public initiative to increase the city’s recycling diversion rate—currently 27.78 percent—and exceed the national average of 34%. Recycling has never been easier, and benefits everyone. Use these guides to determine what goes in the green tote, what goes in the blue tote and what to drop off, as well as the city’s laws for refuse and recycling collection. See how easy it is to reach 34 and more!
Click here to view our 2017 recycling report.
Do you want to see how your neighborhood is doing with its curbside recycling? Check out this link that was created for the City of Buffalo by Zerocycle Inc. The City uses this information to target specific neighborhoods that need extra help to boost their recycling! http://reports.zerocycle.co/buffalo/index.html
Dare to Repair Cafe
Mayor Byron W. Brown and The Dare to Repair Cafe are partnering on a community event where individuals can bring broken items (lamps, vacuums, toys, etc.) to the repair cafe and have expert volunteer “fixers” try to repair the item alongside them for free. While there is no guarantee that an item can be fixed,participants are sure to learn something new and have fun along the way. It’s not just about fixing things, it’s about reducing waste and building community!
Please visit www.thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair
Click here to download a flier with details on the upcoming events!
Recycle: Let's DO This!
Everyone wins when we recycle and the City of Buffalo is pleased to announce a new initiative that gives City residents the opportunity to win prizes for their neighborhood simply by taking part in "Recycling: Let's DO This!"
Let's DO this! is a friendly and fun recycling competition for Buffalo neighborhood Block Clubs. We are asking every Block Club in Buffalo to sign up and participate and we are asking every residents to help by filling their recycling tote every week. Block Clubs must register for Let's DO This! by June 17th.
Materials for Educators
City of Buffalo Recycling department has organized a list of resources for educators and even parents to teach and inform about recycling. We have included materials according to grade level, recycling topic, children’s games, and are offering the services of City of Buffalo Recycling to give recycling presentations and tours of facilities to groups based on ability and request. Click here to learn more.
Environmental Champions Program
Mayor Byron W. Brown and Superintendent Kriner Cash have announced their commitment to enhance recycling across the Buffalo Public Schools. The Environmental Champions Program (ECP) is an educational initiative for students, teachers, and school administrators to practice the 3R’s of waste management.
The ECP will incentivize school communities to strengthen recycling capacity. Eligible schools will receive an award of $500 for stewardship items such as garden supplies, compost unit, or classroom recycling bins. All K – 12 Buffalo Public Schools are eligible to apply.
To sign-up and participate, please email the Recycling Coordinator: Sashti Balasundaram (email@example.com) and inform him of your school’s involvement by Friday, March 23rd, 2018. This email should include details of your School Name, School Address, and a School Contact (name and email address) overseeing this initiative.
Deadline for submission with the Environmental Champions Program is Friday, May 11th, 2018.
Click here for a copy of the application: EnvironmentalChampionsProgram-Booklet