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Brown announces City of Buffalo's continued commitment to environment on Earth Day 2021

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Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:15 pm

Mayor Byron W. Brown on Thursday announced his continued support for Earth Day. Every year, Buffalo celebrates Earth Month with various events around the city.

“As we mark the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, I urge all Buffalo residents to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint by taking part in the many programs offered by the city,” Brown said. “From curbside recycling and yard waste collection, to food scrap, tire and e-waste drop-offs, there are many simple ways to make a big difference.”

“Buffalo continues to be a leader in recycling outreach and programming,” said Susan Attridge, director of refuse and recycling. “I am grateful for the support of Buffalo residents.”

Throughout 2021, Buffalo residents can take part in:

  • 34 and More Single Stream Curbside recycling – recycle bottles, cans, newspaper and cardboard
  • Scrap it! Food Scrap Drop off Program – recycle food waste into compost
  • Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods – donate clothing to those who can really use it
  • Yard Waste Drop off – recycling your leaves, twigs and grass into valuable compost
  • Fix it! Don’t Ditch it! – repair appliances rather than throw them out through the Dare to Repair program with partner the Tool Library
  • Buffalo Block Clubs can participate in the annual Let’s DO This! Recycling Contest and win prizes

The City of Buffalo annually designates April as Earth Month. This year, Earth Month events have included free document shredding, clothing and textiles recycling donation drive, and used tire and e-waste drop-off day.

For more information on the city’s recycling programs and upcoming environmental events, visit buffalorecycles.org.

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