The Dream


Return Recycling is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building zero waste pathways for educational institutions through data-oriented infrastructure, analytics, and engagement strategies. We dream of a day when our waste systems are revolutionized to support a community-centered, circular economy where nothing goes to waste.

Return Recycling was founded in 2014 with the goal of constructing and installing innovative infrastructure at New York University. Since then, we have expanded our focus to include areas such as itemized waste characterization, zero waste consulting, and materials research.

The Team

The Story