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Solid Waste & Recycling Newsletter 

Virtual Public Meeting on 1,4-Dioxane Limits for Household Cleansing, Personal Care, and Cosmetic Products Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 352-1)

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation cordially invites stakeholders to attend a virtual public meeting, via Webex, on 1,4-Dioxane Limits for Household Cleansing, Personal Care, and Cosmetic Products.

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST: Stakeholders will discuss the information presented during the November 18th meeting. - Register Now!

You must register in order to attend this virtual public meeting. Learn more about the law, meeting content and how to register. Email with any questions.

Opt Outside & Leave No Trace

Mask On a Tree

By planning to “carry in, carry out” or “pack it in pack it out” we can help keep the outdoors beautiful and safe. What exactly do these terms mean, and more importantly, what can you expect from a natural area that uses these phrases?

Simply put, anything you bring with you to the trail, natural area, or park, you need to bring back out with you. Many public lands do not have trash or recycling bins available.


  • Plan ahead. Bring a trash bag or container to carry out your trash and recyclables in your backpack.
  • Carry out your trash (food wrappers, masks, gloves, etc), food (even if biodegradable, such as apple cores or banana peels), gear, or any personal belongings.

Learn more about Leave No Trace Basics.


Conferences, Workshops & Webinars

Funding/RFP Opportunities - Application Deadlines

We Want To Hear From You!

Is there a topic you'd like to learn more about or a public event or workshop related to recycling (organics, textiles, traditional recyclables, etc.) you'd like the greater community to know more about? E-mail us at and it could be featured in an upcoming Solid Waste & Recycling Newsletter.