The New York City Department of Sanitation on Monday, June 27 announced the launch of donateNYC, a program aimed at making finding and giving second-hand goods easier for New Yorkers across the five boroughs.
The program provides residents (and local nonprofits) with both a website and a mobile app, allowing them to search by material and location to determine the most convenient place to give or find these pre-loved goods.
“Each year New Yorkers throw out nearly six million tons of waste. However, much of what is thrown away can actually be used again,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “By donating and reusing goods instead of discarding them, New Yorkers can greatly reduce waste, and conserve energy, resources and money. donateNYC will help us reach our goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030, a target included in Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC plan.”
The app is available in iOS and android, and can be found by searching “donateNYC” in the app store.