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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Household Hazardous Waste

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Annual Recycling Report

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December 2021

Mayor Byron W. Brown's PSA!

Let's DO This Together! - Apartment Recycling Program. Sign up at

December 2021

Holiday Recycling Tips!

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


Scrap It! - Permanent Locations


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.