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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Dare to Repair

Winter Calendar of Events

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December 2022

Holiday News!

Make sure to check this list twice before recycling this season!

November 2022

Dare to Repair Cafe Event

DARE TO REPAIR IS RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW! Please note that due to Buffalo Public Library closures, we have rescheduled this Saturday’s Dare to Repair Cafe at the Frank E. Merriweather Library to Saturday, December 3rd from 11AM-2PM. If you are able to make this new date and time, please RSVP via the updated form on our website: We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!

November 2022

America Recycles Day

Fall 2022

Bag It!

September 2022

Household Hazardous Waste Event - October 2022

June 2022

Need to recycle latex paint?

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June 2022

Bulk Trash Fall 2022!

June 2022

Scrap It! 2022


Scrap It! - Permanent Locations

May 2022

Need Help Recycling?!

Reach out if you'd like a magnet to help with your recycling questions!

April 2022

In-Unit Recycling Bins

Attention Let’s Do This Together Apartment Recyclers! // Now available! We have in-unit recycling bins for tenants! // Would you like recycling bins for your apartment buildings? Please contact Bridget Houck by emailing OR 716.851.5325 with your requested amount. // We will have these bins available for pick-up at City Hall (M-F 8:30AM-3:30PM).

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.