In New York City and here at The Mildred, we're serious about recycling.

If it grows, it goes in the brown bin

You can now recycle your food scraps too!

The brown bin is located in the recycling area, at the end of the line of trash pails.

Separating your food scraps into the brown bin reduces greenhouse gasses, the cost of waste removal.

Separating organics makes the black bags lighter & smell better. On Tuesdays and Saturdays our food scarps will be collected by the New York City Department of Sanitation, transported to a compost site and composted into a rich soil amendment.

You will receive a flyer shortly, and if you have any questions, just ask Peter!

What Organics To Recycle at the Curb

Residents in buildings that receive organics collection can recycle the following materials at the curb.

  • Vegetables and fruit
  • Prepared foods
  • Baked goods
  • Cereal, flour, grains, pasta, and rice
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Dairy products
  • Meat, fish, bones and nuts

Acceptable Food-Soiled Paper

  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Coffee filters and tea bags
  • Paper bags
  • Paper trays

Acceptable Leaf & Yard Waste

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden trimmings
  • Plants

Items NOT Accepted in Your Organics Bin

  • Liquids (small amounts of grease or oils are acceptable)
  • Recyclables such as metal, glass, rigid plastic, cartons, clean paper, and cardboard
  • Trash such as plastic shopping bags and plastic wrap, bathroom and medical waste (bandages, feminine products, or diapers), animal and pet waste (kitty litter, feces, or carcasses), and cigarette butts and ashes
  • Trees, tree prunings, or firewood that is more than a half-inch in diameter from Asian Longhorned Beetle quarantine areas

Learn about how to recycle your food scraps in New York City's Curbside Organics Collection Program.


The Mildred!

An excellent place to live.

Built around 1925, The Mildred is located at 925 Union Street in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, half a block from the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library & Prospect Park. 

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Park Slope Food Coop are a few blocks away. 
The Mildred is convenient to the Grand Army Plaza stop on the 2 & 3 IRT Broadway subway lines as well as the 7th Avenue stop on the B & D BMT lines. 

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