Public housing lacks conveniently placed recycling bins!
In 2015, NYCHA Recycles! was launched. It included installing communal recycling bins outside in clusters between buildings. The bins are inconveniently located, and residents must make a special trip in order to recycle. As a consequence, residents are more apt to use the trash chute on their floor than to
take the elevator down and walk their recycling outside. NYCHA generates approximately 114 million pounds of recyclables each year. Currently, their recycling rate is only 1.5%.