In 2011, New Paltz was offered the opportunity to partner with EPA as one of thirteen municipalities nationally to participate in a zero waste initiative. New Paltz has created a zero waste action plan which was adopted by both Village and Town boards leading the way to achieve its 2018 zero waste goals.  Zero Waste Action Plan

Although New Paltz operates a municipal drop-off center and accepts garbage from permitted users for a fee see 2020-Fee-Schedule it strongly encourages waste reduction, diversion and recycling. The mission of the New Paltz  ReUse Center and Municipal Recycling Drop-Off Center is to create a sustainable standard of living by promoting local purchasing, creating green jobs and diverting usable materials out of the waste stream. Start up funding for the ReUse Center was received from the NYSDEC to implement the waste diversion program including a new building to store reusable items. A large part of this program is education including monthly workshops or swaps.

New Paltz received national recognition. 2017 award for the Food Recovery and Waste Reduction program

Moving? Redecorating or renovating? Donate your gently used furniture and housewares (and clothes too) to the Salvation Army 61 N Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-9852, Good Will 1354 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 336-3303.

ReUse Center
- Find quality art supplies and crafts projects, housewares, home decor, building materials, and much more and at up to 90% off store prices. Inventory changes quickly and there are new items everyday. Free books are in the office.

- Join us at New Paltz ReUse and make a difference in your local community! We have many opportunities for volunteers. Whether you can commit to a few hours each week or one weekend a year, we can use your help! For more information stop by or email us [Contact]

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