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Creating Environmental Empowerment

Members of the Inner City Green Team

Rallying for Recycling in New York City Housing Authority since 2009.

Inner City Green Team at a Glance

The key to a successful recycling program is convenience

ICGT (Inner City Green Team) is a multi-tiered operation involving community engagement activities for the youngest to the eldest of participants.


Our “service delivery” approach makes recycling and waste prevention convenient and accessible to residents. We combine environmental education, door-to-door pick-up service for recyclables and reward incentives to motivate the community.

Our Impact

Workforce Development

NYCHA residents are hired in order to create employment opportunities and build a stronger community

Recycling Education

Residents are trained on proper recycling practices and recieve a recycling kit

Community Development

We create civic engagement by empowering and supporting our community

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What we do and why

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Inner City Green Team emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire to increase environmental awareness.


Recycle Right Collection Program

The Recycle Right Collection Program has begun for Wagner Residents! Enroll now to receive a free Sort n’ Store Kit & at-your-door recycling collection service.

Participation is vital to help maintain and expand this service for every NYCHA resident.

Take this opportunity to do your part to help save our planet and create much-needed green collar jobs for NYCHA residents.

Recycling is easy as 1,2,3!

See how much we have collected


Recycling 101

We make recycling simple by following the city's sanitation guidelines. Learn more about what can be recycled and how to separate your recyclables.

– NYC Council Member & Sanitation Committee Chair Antonio Reynoso

"Inner City Green Team has done more for recycling in NYC than the entire [Bill de Blasio] Administration"

– Mr. Nogueras, Brownsville Houses Resident

“As someone who has difficulties bringing down recyclables, I find the service offered to be a life saver”

– Shanique Green, Green City Force Corp member

“Taking this opportunity showed me better ways to change my own neighborhood - that's what made me want to stay on this project”

– Donnell Moses, Green City Force Collection Team

“This pilot is important because even though we’re just recycling, we’re making the world a better place. Most plastics people use daily are recyclable, so if you get everybody used to recycling, it’ll become second nature, and we won’t have to worry about things being wasted.”

– Mr. Barley, Supervisor of Maintenance at Brownsville Houses

“There is a noticeable difference on the grounds, it’s so much cleaner. This program has to continue, it’s the best thing that has ever happened at Brownsville Houses. It is lightening the workload of the caretakers and frees them up to focus on other maintenance duties.”

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Our Work

We are focused on poverty alleviation and community development. See our work and news coverage.

Get Involved

Become a valuable part of our organization and expand our operations with your support.

Get in Touch

Reach out to learn more about our program and ask any questions you may have.


(802) 331-0454

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