This survey and tidbit of info just came in from CB 6
In the last fiscal year the Department of Sanitation reports that CB6 led the borough with a recycling diversion rate of 25.1%. That means for every 4 pounds of waste our households generate, 1 pound of it is sorted and diverted into the recyclables waste stream, preventing the high costs of backhauling our waste to out-of-state landfills and giving manufacturers the opportunity to reuse our recyclables as feedstock.
The Department of Sanitation is working indirectly with a team of students from NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service to better understanding plastics recycling in New York City. The students have asked us to help spread the word to encourage New Yorkers to take a brief, online survey which they estimate will only take about 10 minutes to complete.
Click here to begin the survey, and thank you for participating.