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Posted on: August 9, 2018

City of Buffalo Wins NYSDEC Grant to Expand Recycling Education

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BUFFALO – Mayor Byron Brown announced today that the City of Buffalo has been awarded a $219,900
grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to further enhance
recycling education.
“The combination of this grant and our many other recycling programs launched in Buffalo will help us
keep even more materials out of the refuse stream in our continued effort to create a cleaner, greener more
sustainable Buffalo,” said Mayor Brown, noting that Buffalo received a similar grant in 2013 from the New
York State Department of Environmental Conservation for recycling education. “I thank the New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation for this grant, reinforcing the valuable work we are
doing in the City of Buffalo as we continue to grow the ‘34andMore Buffalo Recycles’ program.”
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. Since
then, overall recycling rates increased from 15.9% in 2012 to 28.36% in 2017. This steady progress has been
aided by new recycling initiatives such as the ‘34andMore Buffalo Recycles’ campaign, the Let’s DO This!
Neighborhood Recycling Competition, the Buffalo Public Schools Environmental Champions Program and
the Community Dare to Repair Café program.
For more information about Buffalo’s Recycling programs, please visit www.buffalony.gov.

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