Here is the third installment in my series on recycling in New York City.
As a reminder, we are required to recycle:
- paper and cardboard.
- beverage cartons, bottles, cans, metal and foil.
- bulky metal and appliances with CFC gas.
In the past two weeks, I discussed the first two categories in detail. This week, I’ll do the same with the third category.
BULKY METAL AND APPLIANCES: WHAT AND HOW TO RECYCLE
YES! Place these beside the recycling container on your recycling day:
- Furniture and appliances that are predominantly metal and are too big for your recycling container or clear bag, such as:
- washing machines
- metal filing cabinets
- box springs
- water heaters.
NO! Place these on the curb on any regular collection day:
- Non-recyclable trash that is too big for your garbage container or bag, such as:
- debris from small construction or garden projects.
The Department of Sanitation will collect up to six bulk items from one address.
APPLIANCES WITH CFC GAS OR FREON
- What: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, or dehumidifiers
- How: schedule an appointment to place the item at the curb for CFC recovery. You can make an appointment on the Sanitation website or call 311.
- NOTE: for safety reasons, the law requires doors to be removed from refrigerators and freezers before placing at the curb.
NEXT WEEK: Special cases in recycling.