Providing an environmentally secure and sustainable future
New Paltz is one of only thirteen communities nationwide to be selected to partner with the US Department of the Environment to develop a Zero Waste Action Plan for our country. The mission of the New Paltz Municipal Recycling Drop-Off and ReUse 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.
The New “Rs”: ReDuce, ReUse, RePurpose, ReCycle
Our goal is to reduce waste through an intense diversion process to remove reusable household and construction materials from the waste stream. This goal includes:
- Outreach and education to promote smart shopping to help people avoid excessive and hard to recycle packaging.
- Connect individuals wanting to discard goods with individuals looking to acquire those good.
- Assist other communities to develop similar reuse programs.
The ReUse Center is open to the public 5 days a week for shopping. We can also provide DeConstruction Information as a green alternative to demolition and disposal. We have information on computer reuse, and a demonstration area on site to learn about composting and edible plants.
Zero in on Zero Waste! Used materials are a local resource!
Donate- 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, or post on Freecycle.org and Free Stuff on Craig’s List. The Reuse Center IS NOT currently accepting electronics.
Shop - Find quality supplies for arts and crafts projects, housewares, home decor, building materials, and much more and at up to 90% off store prices. And there is lots of free stuff too. Inventory changes quickly and there are new items everyday.
Volunteer - Join us at New Paltz ReUse and make a difference in your local community! We have many opportunities for volunteers to support our mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through ReUse. 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]