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Manhattanites Invited to Serve on Solid Waste Advisory Board

Information session January 11, Applications accepted through January 29

The Manhattan Borough President’s office is accepting applications for membership on the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) through Friday, Jan. 29, and will be welcoming all who live, work, or study in Manhattan and are interested in serving to attend an information session Monday, Jan. 11.

“The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board is a small body with a huge mission: pushing our city toward a more sustainable future,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “There won’t be a single silver bullet: we’ll need a mix of smart steps to put us on the path to long-term sustainability. With Manhattanites’ participation, the SWAB is an ideas factory that can help us get there.”

Created by New York City’s 1989 recycling law, the Manhattan SWAB is a fifty-seat volunteer body dedicated to increasing recycling, reducing solid waste, and developing new waste management and sustainability proposals for Manhattan and New York City. The Manhattan SWAB also fundraises for and helps to administer a citywide grant program spurring the expansion of community-based composting programs, in partnership with the Citizens’ Committee for New York City and the Borough President’s office.

To learn more about the Manhattan SWAB, visit their website or attend the Manhattan SWAB Information Session on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Borough President’s Office at 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South, starting at 6:30pm. RSVP to attend.

New Yorkers interested in joining the Manhattan SWAB this year must apply before 5:00 pm on January 29.The application can be found here:

Categories: Sustainability