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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Mayor Brown & the City of Buffalo Celebrate America Recycles Day & A Month of Eco-Friendly Events

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today issued a reminder to City residents about a month of environmentally friendly events taking place in Buffalo in recognition of America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day is Wednesday, November 15, 2023. The program was founded by Keep America Beautiful in 1997 and is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

Mayor Brown said, “America Recycles Day is a great opportunity for us to educate and encourage City residents to keep on recycling, a necessary component of a sustainable environment. In Buffalo, recycling is alive, well, cost effective and good for the environment. I am proud of the variety of programs my Administration has put in place that continue to make a difference in our community, from single stream recycling and community shredding events to recycling and repurposing textiles, to our newly expanded food waste collection program. Let’s continue to support and promote these recycling programs as we reaffirm our commitment to building a more prosperous and healthier City of Buffalo.”

To mark America Recycles Day 2023, City residents are encouraged to take part, or support, the following programs.

Saturday, November 11th

Free Shredding Event and Clothing Recycling Donation Drive 9 am – noon @ Front Park

Wednesday, November 15th

Mayor Brown directed the top of historic City Hall to be lit GREEN in recognition of America Recycles Day and asked members of the Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team to light their structures and facilities in the same color.

Saturday, November 18th 

Dare to Repair Café 11:00AM-2:00PM @ UB Allen Hall (South Campus)/3485 Main Street 

Register to attend:

Other City of Buffalo recycling programs are as follows.

Scrap It! Curbside

City residents can recycle their food scraps for free at the following permanent locations:

  • Massachusetts Avenue Project Farmstand 387 Massachusetts Ave
  • Dog Ears Bookstore 688 Abbott Rd
  • Eugene V. Debs Hall 483 Peckham St
  • Public space drop-off. Look for the orange tote. Corner of Elmwood & St. James PI

Residential Scrap It! Curbside Program

Residents can sign up for the Scrap It! Curbside pilot program. For more information, go to or call (716) 851-5014.

Recycle Yard Waste 

Geiter Done of WNY 383 Babcock Street

Mon - Fri / 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Proof of Residency Required. No limit

Recycle Electronic Waste

City of Buffalo Engineering Garage 1120 Seneca Street

Mon - Fri / 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

First Sat of the Month / 8 - 2 Proof of Residency Required Limit 5 units per year. Free

Under the direction of Mayor Brown, the City of Buffalo continues its strong commitment to increase its recycling and recovery programs. In 2012, the City of Buffalo switched to single-stream curbside recycling for all residential structures as well as commercial entities in the designated commercial districts. A variety of new recycling initiatives followed: Let’s DO This! Neighborhood Recycling Competition, Community Dare to Repair Café program, the Environmental Champions Program in partnership with Buffalo Public Schools, Shredding and clothing donation events, food waste collection and more.

For more information about Buffalo’s Recycling programs, For more information, go to or call (716) 851-5014.


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