In the fall, the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), along with DOE and GrowNYC’s Recycling Champions Programs (RCP), launched a new social media platform and website called, Zero Waste Schools (ZWS):

The ZWS website is an online community that promotes sustainability and recycling in schools through social media, contests, and student and teacher-generated content.

New ZWS Contests & Awards

ZWS-website-poster_finalLaunching this April, new interactive versions of DSNY’s Golden Apple Awards, now called the Zero Waste Schools (ZWS) Awards, will provide students and teachers with an opportunity to win cash prizes for their school’s recycling and sustainability efforts, as well as win T-shirts and other prizes. Contests will have requirements for participation and creation of content on the ZWS website.

Get started today! Teachers, have to request a school’s validation code by emailing: Be sure to include your school name and/or number, and address.

For more information, visit the Zero Waste Schools Website & Awards page.

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