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Buffalo Recycles 34 and More is the City of Buffalo's recycling initiative to increase the city's recycling rate and

♻️ Save the date! ♻️The City of Buffalo is hosting a much anticipated Fall Community Shredding Event at Front Park from ...
09/26/2023

♻️ Save the date! ♻️

The City of Buffalo is hosting a much anticipated Fall Community Shredding Event at Front Park from 9 AM-12 PM on Saturday, November 11th.

📄 Residents can bring up to 5 boxes of material for shredding. 📊

👖 Clothing and shoes will also be collected and donated! 🥾

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for North District!Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regulat...
09/24/2023

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for North District!

Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regulations.

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for Delaware District!Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regu...
09/17/2023

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for Delaware District!

Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regulations.

🍂TOMORROW! 🍁We're kicking off our Fall Dare to Repair events tomorrow, Saturday, September 16th & co-hosting Dare to Rep...
09/15/2023

🍂TOMORROW! 🍁

We're kicking off our Fall Dare to Repair events tomorrow, Saturday, September 16th & co-hosting Dare to Repair with The Tool Library from 11AM - 2PM at the Elaine M. Panty Branch Library! Don't miss it! 🧰

Register for the event here: https://thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair/

🟤TOMORROW🟤If you are participating in the pilot program & have a FRIDAY garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup ...
09/14/2023

🟤TOMORROW🟤

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a FRIDAY garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be tomorrow, Friday, September 15th. Please put your brown tote at the curb this evening.

Interested in participating? Sign up with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew: farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside

🟤TOMORROW🟤We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin tomorrow!If you are par...
09/12/2023

🟤TOMORROW🟤

We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin tomorrow!

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a WEDNESDAY garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13th. Please put your brown tote at the curb this evening.

Interested in participating? Sign up with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew: farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside

🟤THIS WEEK🟤We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin this week!If you are p...
09/10/2023

🟤THIS WEEK🟤

We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin this week!

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a Wednesday garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be Wednesday, September 13th.

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a Friday garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be Friday, September 15th.

Interested in participating? Sign up with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew: farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for South District!Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regulat...
09/10/2023

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for South District!

Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regulations.

🍂NEXT WEEK! 🍁We're kicking off our Fall Dare to Repair events on Saturday, September 16th & co-hosting Dare to Repair wi...
09/09/2023

🍂NEXT WEEK! 🍁

We're kicking off our Fall Dare to Repair events on Saturday, September 16th & co-hosting Dare to Repair with The Tool Library from 11AM - 2PM at the Elaine M. Panty Branch Library! Don't miss it! 🧰

Register for the event here: https://thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair/

🟤NEXT WEEK🟤We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin next week!If you are p...
09/08/2023

🟤NEXT WEEK🟤

We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin next week!

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a Wednesday garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be Wednesday, September 13th.

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a Friday garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be Friday, September 15th.

Interested in participating? Sign up with Farmer Pirates Compost: farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside

🟤NEXT WEEK🟤We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin next week!If you are p...
09/08/2023

🟤NEXT WEEK🟤

We are thrilled that our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program will begin next week!

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a Wednesday garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be Wednesday, September 13th.

If you are participating in the pilot program & have a Friday garbage/recycling pickup day, your first pickup for compost will be Friday, September 15th.

Interested in participating? Sign up with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew: farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside

We are thrilled that deliveries have begun for our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program!Interested in part...
09/02/2023

We are thrilled that deliveries have begun for our first wave of the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program!

Interested in participating? Sign up with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew: farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside

Buffalo residents can take their crumbs and leftover morsels and "Scrap It! Curbside," a residential food scrap collection pilot program that Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo's Farmer Pirates Compost are launching.

‼️ Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event ‼️The next event is planned for Saturday, September 30th from 8:30 AM - 1 ...
08/31/2023

‼️ Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event ‼️

The next event is planned for Saturday, September 30th from 8:30 AM - 1 PM.

*This event will accept latex paint AND alkaline batteries!*

Residents are required to make an appointment to attend a FREE collection.

Visit Erie County Department of Environment and Planning's website to make your appointment today:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-2023-erie-county-household-hazardous-waste-collection-event-registration-706882583837?aff=oddtdtcreator

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for Lovejoy District!Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regul...
08/27/2023

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for Lovejoy District!

Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regulations.

🍂The Fall Dare to Repair Season is approaching & we have new dates! 🍁We're kicking off on Saturday, September 16th & co-...
08/24/2023

🍂The Fall Dare to Repair Season is approaching & we have new dates! 🍁

We're kicking off on Saturday, September 16th & co-hosting Dare to Repair with The Tool Library from 11AM - 2PM at the Elaine M. Panty Branch Library! Don't miss it! 🧰

Register for the event here: https://thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair/

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for Masten District!Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regula...
08/20/2023

Bulk Trash Collection starting TODAY for Masten District!

Please have trash at the curb TODAY and obey all parking regulations.

👂 Have you heard?! 👂Scrap It! Curbside is a FREE residential food scrap recycling pilot program available to City of Buf...
08/16/2023

👂 Have you heard?! 👂

Scrap It! Curbside is a FREE residential food scrap recycling pilot program available to City of Buffalo residents! This is a first come, first serve sign up program and there will be 2,000 available spots. The City of Buffalo is excited to work with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew on this new exciting program!

Pre-registration for Scrap It! Curbside is now open for all City residents!

Visit https://www.farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside to pre-register for the program NOW!

YAY for Dare to Repair! Stay on the lookout for our upcoming Dare to Repair events!
08/03/2023

YAY for Dare to Repair!

Stay on the lookout for our upcoming Dare to Repair events!

08/02/2023

📣 CALL FOR DONATIONS!!!

We want YOUR surplus plates and glasses! 🍽️🥤

In an effort to make our Gather Garden + Grow Fundraiser as low waste as possible we will have reusable plates, glasses, and utensils along with a wash station on-site to eliminate the need for disposable items.

We still need the following items and quantities:
- Plates: 50
- Glasses: 125

📩 If you think you might be able to help, please send us a DM or email us at [email protected]

Our long-term goal is to incorporate all this flatware into our inventory so our members can organize their own low/no waste events! 🙌♻️🌎

Be sure to join us on Saturday, August 12th to see these bad boys in action 😎

📣HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?📣We are so excited about our new pilot program: Scrap It! Curbside.Scrap It! Curbside is a FREE...
07/25/2023

📣HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?📣

We are so excited about our new pilot program: Scrap It! Curbside.

Scrap It! Curbside is a FREE residential food scrap recycling pilot program available to City of Buffalo residents! This is a first come, first serve sign up program and there will be 2,000 available spots. The City of Buffalo is excited to work with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew on this new exciting program!

Pre-registration for Scrap It! Curbside is now open for all City residents!

Visit: https://www.farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside to pre-register for the program NOW!

⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ Do NOT put Lithium batteries in your recycling tote!Thank you, Modern Disposal Services for explaining why...
07/20/2023

⚠️ WARNING ⚠️

Do NOT put Lithium batteries in your recycling tote!

Thank you, Modern Disposal Services for explaining why this is harmful.

♻️ TOMORROW! ♻️Saturday, July 15th, we're co-hosting Dare to Repair with The Tool Library from 11AM - 2PM at the Delavan...
07/14/2023

♻️ TOMORROW! ♻️

Saturday, July 15th, we're co-hosting Dare to Repair with The Tool Library from 11AM - 2PM at the Delavan-Grider Community Center! Don't miss it! 🧰

Register for the event here: https://thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair/

📣EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT📣We can finally shout it from the rooftops! We are so happy to announce our new pilot program: Scr...
07/13/2023

📣EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT📣

We can finally shout it from the rooftops! We are so happy to announce our new pilot program: Scrap It! Curbside.

Scrap It! Curbside is a FREE residential food scrap recycling pilot program available to City of Buffalo residents! This is a first come, first serve sign up program and there will be 2,000 available spots. The City of Buffalo is excited to work with Farmer Pirates Compost Crew on this new exciting program!

Pre-registration for Scrap It! Curbside is now open for all City residents!

Visit: https://www.farmerpirates.com/scrapitcurbside OR https://buffalorecycles.org/scrap-it-curbside/ to pre-register for the program NOW!

♻️ THIS SATURDAY! ♻️Saturday, July 15th, we're co-hosting Dare to Repair with The Tool Library from 11AM - 2PM at the De...
07/10/2023

♻️ THIS SATURDAY! ♻️

Saturday, July 15th, we're co-hosting Dare to Repair with The Tool Library from 11AM - 2PM at the Delavan-Grider Community Center! Don't miss it! 🧰

Register for the event here: https://thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair/

The 2022 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale is happening RIGHT NOW!Make sure to place your order by Wednesday, May 25th!Visi...
04/04/2022

The 2022 Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale is happening RIGHT NOW!

Make sure to place your order by Wednesday, May 25th!

Visit https://erie.compostersale.com/ for more information!

The streets on the attached sanitation route maps will be completed on Saturday. Please leave totes at the curb until th...
04/01/2022

The streets on the attached sanitation route maps will be completed on Saturday. Please leave totes at the curb until they are emptied.

We appreciate your patience!

♻️ Save the date! ♻️The City of Buffalo is hosting a much anticipated Community Shredding Event at JFK Park from 9 AM - ...
04/01/2022

♻️ Save the date! ♻️

The City of Buffalo is hosting a much anticipated Community Shredding Event at JFK Park from 9 AM - 12 PM on Saturday, April 9th.

Residents can bring up to 5 boxes of material for shredding. Clothes will also be collected and donated! 📄👖

Look at what you've managed to accomplish across this past month with a little planning and a fresh perspective! You can...
03/30/2022

Look at what you've managed to accomplish across this past month with a little planning and a fresh perspective!

You can now assess the lessons you've learned and use them to help you implement new habits and waste reduction techniques to waste less food.

Comment below and let us know how your challenge went!

Our Earth Month Calendar is hot off the press! Make sure to participate in one of our events and sign up for a service e...
03/29/2022

Our Earth Month Calendar is hot off the press!

Make sure to participate in one of our events and sign up for a service event with our friends at The Tool Library, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and/or WNY Trash Mob!

Visit our website for clickable links:https://buffalorecycles.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/COB-EarthMonth-Poster-2022.pdf

Do you remember how much food you may have been wasting at the beginning of this challenge?Measure and record your final...
03/28/2022

Do you remember how much food you may have been wasting at the beginning of this challenge?

Measure and record your final weekly food waste amount. See how much food (and money) you saved compared to weeks one and two. Many families have reduced their food waste by 25% or more!

Have extra food?Make a food donation! Contact a local food pantry, soup kitchen, food shelf or food bank to find out if ...
03/25/2022

Have extra food?

Make a food donation! Contact a local food pantry, soup kitchen, food shelf or food bank to find out if they can use your items.

Visit foodpantries.org to find a food pantry closest to you!

Use your new-found knowledge and apply these techniques to real life! For the next few weeks, work on implementing the s...
03/21/2022

Use your new-found knowledge and apply these techniques to real life!

For the next few weeks, work on implementing the strategies you've learned to minimize the amount of food you throw out. Pack up those leftovers, designate a day for meal prep, figure out your perfect serving size, the world is your oyster!

"Oh no, I messed up!"

Don't panic! We're aiming for progress, not perfection. Learn from any mishaps and pick the momentum back up at your next meal!

Still confused about the difference between "sell by," "use by," "best by," and expiration dates? We get it! Read this a...
03/18/2022

Still confused about the difference between "sell by," "use by," "best by," and expiration dates?

We get it! Read this article for a great explanation.

"Best by" dates are not expiration dates—they merely mark the last day before food quality declines.

Don't worry, we have more tips to help cut down on food waste!🥕 Look up creative ways to store and display your leftover...
03/17/2022

Don't worry, we have more tips to help cut down on food waste!

🥕 Look up creative ways to store and display your leftovers and incorporate an "Eat This First" container or area so you can prioritize items before they go bad.

🍌 Watch this video to learn about meal planning, storage, and prep tips from Recycle Tompkins.

🦴 Expand your recipe collection with recipes that incorporate commonly wasted foods such as peels, roots, trimmings, and bones.

🥒 Practice preserving food via freezing, jarring, or pickling!

🥫 Learn the difference between "sell by," "use by," "best by," and expiration dates.

Do you have any tips to share?

Do you find your household throwing away food before you get a chance to eat it? Take a look at this video produced by Tompkins County Recycling and Material...

Want the biggest bang for your recycling buck? 💵Metal recycling offers us the most energy savings when compared to virgi...
03/15/2022

Want the biggest bang for your recycling buck? 💵

Metal recycling offers us the most energy savings when compared to virgin material extraction. In fact, the EPA states that recycling steel and tin cans saves between 60 and 74 percent of the energy used to produce them from raw materials!

That efficiency translates to reduced cost. It's simple, we save a lot of energy and money if we recycle metal cans right.

Grocery shopping! Are we planners or last minute shoppers?Start meal planning and meal prepping for the week ahead! Pair...
03/11/2022

Grocery shopping!

Are we planners or last minute shoppers?

Start meal planning and meal prepping for the week ahead! Paired with a shopping list, this can help reduce overbuying at the grocery store and take the guess work out of each night's food choices.

AND purchase your favorite food items like pasta, rice, nuts or even spices in bulk by refilling reusable containers, jars or produce bags. Purchasing in bulk not only means you can avoid plastic packaging but you can also just buy what you need. Less waste!

Don't know where to start for this food waste elimination challenge?Spend the first few days of your challenge jotting d...
03/09/2022

Don't know where to start for this food waste elimination challenge?

Spend the first few days of your challenge jotting down all of the food you throw away - uneaten leftovers, scraps from dinner, food that's gone bad, etc. This will help you gain a sense of what, why, and how food is getting wasted through the course of your normal day.

Pro tip: Take photos and share! Public accountability can help you stick to your goals. You'll probably even gain a few supporters along the way rooting you on!

Yes! Definitely recycle your cans! 🥫Metal cans -- including aluminum, steel, and tin -- are infinitely recyclable. In ot...
03/08/2022

Yes! Definitely recycle your cans! 🥫

Metal cans -- including aluminum, steel, and tin -- are infinitely recyclable. In other words, they can be melted down and reformed repeatedly without losing quality or mass.

Metal cans are widely accepted in recycling programs so you can confidently recycle them (once you make sure they are empty and rinsed, of course!).

Reminder: This post is referring to metal food and beverage cans; not all metal items belong in the residential recycling stream. Check out buffalorecycles.org for more information.

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Hello--neighbors are asking about where/how to get free tree shreddings/mulch from COB. I cannot find any info on your website. Is that still a "thing?"
I recently moved from San Fran to Buffalo! I am trying get caught up on the recycling rules in the city of Buffalo.

Are clamshell packing (that hold berries) recyclable? Are frozen food boxes recyclable? My former city didn't accept these. I looked on buffalorecycles.org but didn't see these items on the list.

I always have difficulty remembering what's recyclable and what is not because rules keep changing. Does anyone else experience this?? And has anyone found a solution to this?
I read on your website that there is a tire drop available at Broadway Garage, 197 Broadway St., Buffalo. on special days. The website refers to a calendar, but I cannot find a calendar for drop offs for tire. Only electronics, hazardous wastes and bulk collection. Is the tire drop off still available and if so when and what times please.
We need your bags!!
Mats for a Mission
Southgate Plaza, Suite #914, around the corner from Paula’s donuts, on the back side facing the creek.
Our office will be open Saturday 4/6 from 8:30-11am and Sunday 4/7 from 11am-1pm to accept bag donations.

Due to space restrictions & public health concerns we can only accept the following GROCERY bags going forward.

Tops
Wegman’s
Target
Walmart
Dollar General
Kohl’s
Valu Home Center
-OR-
Any similar GROCERY STORE BAGS

The bags must be clean, smoke & pet hair free!!
Thank you for your support!!

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Please, when is the next electronic waste drop off?
I made my compost bin after advice from the workshop I took at Silo City last spring. Either that or I could get some rabbits!
The call for Makers and venders is open for the 5th Annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 12th!
If you're IN BUFFALO, and have mobile e-junk/ink cartridges, you can drop them off Locally and benefit a local school-garden!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, expertise, and love for the citizens of this great city!
https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloYIMBY/videos/254330154974768/