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Waste Management

Experts and Support

Zero Waste Connection
The Zero Waste Connection is a professional social network of zero waste program managers and staff from federal, state, and local programs, as well as independent experts.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Pollution Prevention (P2)
Pollution prevention (P2) is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream.

Going Green Globally (G3)
G3 is designed as a cornerstone, hands-on, practical, integrative business environment that brings together first-year MBA student teams with real clients, university faculty, and industry experts to work on client strategic initiatives and sustainability plans. Have MBA students analyze your business and look for sustainable solutions.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) - EDGE Program
The Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program offers local, regionally-based access to the energy efficiency and research and development (R&D) programs. NYSERDA works with 26 Regional Outreach Contractors strategically located throughout New York State’s 10 regions to extend the program's outreach to commercial institutional, municipal, industrial and residential customers.

Local Recycling Coordinator & DEC Recycling Contacts
List of NYS Government contacts, solid waste organizations, and DEC recycling coordinators.

Wastewise helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes.

Electronic Waste

Green Electronics Council

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation: Registered Electronic Waste Recycling Facilities

E-Steward Certified Recycler

R2 Certified Facilities

E-cycling Central: Search for electronic recycling programs in your state


NYS Compost Facilities Map