NYC Government Publication
How Much of the City’s Curbside Recyclables Get Properly Recycled?
Downloadable ContentDownload PDF
New York City recycles a wide variety of waste, but some materials are more likely to be recycled than others. The city has three solid waste streams: refuse, paper recycling, and metal/glass/plastic recycling. Overall, about 44 percent of recyclable material is “captured” by city recycling programs