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Action Environmental Proudly Supports Chelsea Piers Green Initiative

Drive along New York City’s West Side Highway and you are sure to come across the NYC gem that is Chelsea Piers. This place provides many New Yorkers with a year round outlet for healthy recreation and athletic competition. Stop by this 28-acre waterfront Sports & Entertainment Complex for a quick pick- up game of basketball with some buddies, practice your golf game at the high-tech, multi-tiered golf driving range, or cool off at their indoor skating rink in the middle of July. Behind all these amazing amenities, what we don’t hear about much is their green initiative.


Post-Holiday Recycling Tips | Creating an Ecofriendly Holiday Season

All of the gifts are opened, the in-laws have finally left, and if you eat any more fruitcake you might just burst. The most festive time of year is officially over. But now what?  What to do with all the extra things that come along with the holiday? Becoming ecofriendly will help the end of year transition.

As an ecofriendly person you dread the idea of post-holiday waste. There has to be something you can do? Not to worry we are here to help you finish out your environmentally friendly holiday season.

Here are our 10 post-holiday ecofriendly recycling tips:

Gift Wrapping

1) Recycle wrapping paper. Traditional wrapping paper is recyclable, but anything with plastic, metal, or foil is not.

2) Save the accessories. Don’t trash bows, ribbons, or other decorations that are in good shape. Save them for upcoming celebrations or holidays.

3) Save packing materials. Store things like tissue paper, shipping peanuts, and bubble wrap to use the next time you need to ship something or for storing fragile holiday decorations.


4) Recycle old Christmas lights. Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s allow customers to recycle non-functioning lights. You may even receive a discount toward the purchase of ENERGY STAR qualified LED Christmas lights.

5) Recycle your Christmas tree. Most areas will collect trees during their regular pickup schedules on the two weeks following Christmas. They chip and shred the trees to make mulch.


6) Donate unwanted gifts. Drop them at your local shelters, charities, Goodwill, or Salvation Army.

7) Recycle your old electronics. E-waste is bad for the environment if not properly recycled. Many of the product manufactures offer an e-cycle program to take back old products. Check the EPA for a complete list of places where you can drop off or mail in old electronics.

8) Donate old holiday cards to charity. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support our programs and services.


9) Compost left over food scraps. While you’re cooking or after your family meal throw leftover food scraps into a compost pale or bin.

10) Donate leftover food. Your local food bank, church, soup kitchen or charity will gladly accept any unused food.

2016 NYC New Year’s Eve Street Closures

Action Environmental Group Wishes You A Happy And Healthy New Year!


We wanted to take this time to not only thank you for being a customer but also inform you of the street closures that will take place in Manhattan due to the New Year’s Eve celebration.

In a notice from the Business Integrity Commission (“BIC”)On New Year’s Eve, street access will be restricted in Manhattan, Times Square, and connecting streets from 58th Street to 41st Street between 8th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas to all motor vehicles, including trade waste collection vehicles. The street closures will remain in effect from Thursday, December 31, 2015 through the morning of Friday, January 1, 2016.”


Happy New Year!

What and how do you compost?

According to the EPA “food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste (MSW) sent to landfills in the United States…that is over 30 million tons of food waste that the U. S. sends to the landfills each year. The majority of these organics takes a long, fossil fuel-powered trip to the landfill. Methane from these landfills is equal to around 20% of the pollution output of coal-fired power plants in the United States.”


10 Ways to Throw an Eco-Friendly Holiday Party

Holiday parties are typically filled with food, drinks, fun and laughter. Everyone gets together to celebrate the season and have a good time. But many times the waste that these parties produce is no cheerful matter. There are things you can do to cut down waste and throw and environmentally friendly holiday party.


American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day.

The 24-hour operation is a sign that after three decades of trying, a culture of curbside recycling has become ingrained in cities and counties across the country. Happy Valley, however, it is not.