Affiliate Member Directory

While New York City is home to many non-profit reuse organizations that provide free/low cost materials and services to millions of New Yorkers, the City is also home to many businesses, government agencies, and academic institutions that also provide and support environmentally-conscious solid waste management and education services. These entities qualify for NYC MEDP Affiliate Membership.

NYC MEDP's Affiliate Members are a wide range of organizations (i.e. non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, academic institutions and government agencies) that may or may not facilitate the exchange, sale or redistribution of reusable materials, but DO perform valuable research, education and development which support the social, economic and environmental areas connected to materials reuse and solid waste management.

For more information on becoming an Affiliate Member of NYC MEDP please visit our Become a Member Page or contact us.


  • Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling

    Not only do the good people at the NYC Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR)fund all of NYC MEDP's programs and services (including the NYC Wastematch program), they also plan, implement, and evaluate the invaluable recycling, composting, and waste prevention programs.


  • City Harvest

    A food-rescue organization that feeds NYC’s hungry population by collecting excess food from the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, farms, and manufacturers.

    City Harvest delivers this food, free of charge, to more than 600 community food programs throughout NYC using a fleet of 16 trucks and volunteers on foot.


  • Eco Brooklyn Inc.

    Eco Brooklyn Inc. is a general contractor and community outreach company passionate about using ancient and new construction technologies. Using the Zero Building Technique - salvaged materials and high efficiency - we aim to create buildings that do not consume materials to build and do not consume energy to run. Our mission is to turn NY green through cutting edge building techniques and community involvement.

    How we help people and the environment:

    • We salvage construction materials for use in our own projects and for affordable resale to contractors.
    • We do green construction jobs, specializing in the Passive House, an all salvage and natural building.
    • We partner with other contractors to get the jobs and ensure the jobs are done as ecologically as possible.
    • We have a green show house in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
    • We make ourselves available for talks and presentations around the city.


  • Food Bank For New York City

    As one of the country's largest food banks, our mission is to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. As the city's hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts -- food distribution, income support and nutrition education -- all strategically guided by its research.


  • Lower East Side Ecology Center

    Description: Lower East Side Ecology Center is an environmental activism and education program which provides New Yorkers with a wide range of community-based recycling and education resources, including compost and e-waste collection.

    Materials accepted: Food waste/compost, cell phones, electronics, and computers.

    Type of organization: Nonprofit


  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH)

    The mission of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers.


  • OSHA [Region 2]

    The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Congress established assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. [OSHA Region 2 collaborates with NYC MEDP on educational workshops regarding warehouse safety for the NYC Reuse Sector]


  • Vertruse, Inc

    Vertruse, Inc., is an eco-friendly solution provider that is dedicated to reducing waste while reinforcing reuse, green practices, and giving within the event industry. Their goal is to redefine the event industries’ view of reuse, but also redefine the practical approaches to “being green”.

    Their event reuse model consists of coordinating the donation of reusable materials from special events. These items are then delivered to well-deserving arts programs, schools, hospitals, and nonprofit/cultural organization within the community.