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.
Yard Waste and Composting
Yard waste is collected curbside in the Fall and during the holiday system. Yard waste that is collected is made into compost and the compost is available to residents at no charge! During these collection seasons, the City has five drop off sites that residents can use as well. The five sites are:
Cazenovia Park - Golf Course parking lot, off Wildwood Avenue
MLK Park - Fillmore Avenue parking lot
Shiller Park - Spenger Street parking lot
Shoshone Park - parking lot at the foot of Beard Street
1120 Seneca Street (Engineering Garage)
For further information, click here:
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.