Resources

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!

Recyclable Material List

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Clothing & Textile Recycling

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Laws for Refuse & Recycling Collection

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Food Waste

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Yard Waste

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E-waste

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Household Hazardous Waste

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Annual Recycling Report

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Updates

Do you want to see how your neighborhood is doing with its curbside recycling? Zerocycle Inc. created this neighborhood map. The City uses this information to target specific neighborhoods that need extra help to boost their recycling!

October 2021

Let's DO This Together! - Apartment Recycling Program

The City of Buffalo, through a grant from the Recycling Partnership, is conducting a multifamily property pilot project. The Let’s DO This Together Apartment Recycling Program seeks to improve multifamily recycling systems by distributing resources and tools to improve the quantity and quality of recyclables collected from multi-tenant locations.

Fall 2021

Bag It!

Keep Our Streets And Storm Drains Clean AND Clear! 2021 Fall Curbside Leaf Pickup & Residential Drop-Off

Fall 2021

Community Shredding Event!

October 2021

Scrap It! - Fall Schedule

2021

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Event!

2021

FALL 2021 - Bulk Trash Pickup

2021

Let's DO This!

Mayor Byron W. Brown launched the 2021 Let’s Do This! campaign today, a friendly competition involving the City’s block clubs to clean up and beautify their neighborhoods.

2021

Getting Rid of Weird Household Waste

July 2020

City of Buffalo - Comprehensive Recycling Analysis

The City of Buffalo “the City” is focused on increasing recycling and recovery programs for the betterment of the community, the environment and the economy. A Comprehensive Recycling Analysis (CRA), which is required under New York State regulations, provides an opportunity to plan for continued expansion and improvement of existing waste reduction and landfill diversion efforts.