Follow these steps towards becoming more environmentally conscious at home.

Step 1:

Nip Waste in the Bud

What does this mean? You can take steps to reduce the potential for food waste before it starts in your own kitchen. Learning about your waste, practicing smart shopping and cooking, and joining a community of other waste-conscious residents are just a few ways you can get started!

Learn how to start reducing your waste footprint.

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Think Zero Home


Think Zero Home is a personalized coaching program designed to help individuals and families create a low or zero waste lifestyle and household.

114-116 Hudson St. #4, New York, NY 10012

Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board (QSWAB)


The QSWAB is made up of a diverse group of Queens residents, business owners, civic leaders, and advocates who care about how waste affects our borough and share the goal to support efforts that move our City to a future in which all resources are recovered and no waste is wasted.

120-55 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11424

World Wildlife Fund

Education, Consulting

Since 2015, the WWF-US Food Loss & Waste (FLW) team has worked to standardize FLW measurement and solutions across the value chain—from farms and suppliers, to the retail and hospitality sectors, to food service in schools.

1250 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Natural Resources Defense Council


Through our national Save the Food campaign, we’re raising awareness among consumers—the number one source of wasted food in the United States—and arming them with practical tips and tools to cut food waste at home.

Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB)


Created in created in 1989 under Local Law 19, the MSWAB advances ideas, insights, and initiatives to achieve NYC’s Zero Waste x 2030 goal.

Bronx Solid Waste Advisory Board (BxSWAB)


The Bronx SWAB will seek to uphold and advance New York City’s Zero Waste by 2030 goal. Additionally, responsibilities of The SWAB will include providing policy input and engaging with local communities on all matters pertaining to environmental justice and sustainability.

851 Grand Concourse # 301, Bronx, NY 10451

Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board (BkSWAB)


The Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board (BkSWAB) is a volunteer citizens’ advisory board dedicated to helping our borough contribute to New York City's zero waste goals.

209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC Compost Project

Community Composting and At Home/Backyard Composting

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are carried out by teams of DSNY-funded staff at seven partner organizations: Big Reuse, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Earth Matter NY, LES Ecology Center, The New York Botanical Garden, Queens Botanical Garden, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

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