Energy Tips

Making Eco-Friendly Easy

We've made some amazing improvements to reduce the carbon footprint of our community. We've saved the equivalent of 17 million pounds of coal over the past five years, which is roughly the same savings as 3,000 drivers taking a bike or train for an entire year, or planting a forest of 400,000 trees.

However there is always more we can do! Check out our tips below for ideas on how each of us can contribute to a greener home.


Recycling is Easy

Each building has a Recycling Area located on the Terrace or Lower Level, with bins to sort each type of recyclable material.


Onsite Shredding

Four times a year residents are given free access to bulk paper shredding and recycling. Bring your materials (please, no magazines or regular mail) to the 20th Street Loop on noted dates. Stay updated on the schedule for upcoming Shredding events at

Residents can drop compost in brown bins conveniently located in the recycling area of every building. 

We've partnered with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and GrowNYC to bring these bins to residents, making it easy and hassle-free to "go green" and help our community become a shining example of eco-friendly living in New York City.

The process is quick and easy: collect your food scraps, food-soiled paper, and plants in any container or bag, and then empty that bag in the bin. 

Please note: you will need to close the bin securely after use. You can do this by pushing the lid closed until you hear a click and then lowering the orange handle.


Textile Recycling

Unwanted cloth scraps contribute 193,000 tons of waste each year in NYC. You can help reduce that number by recycling your unwanted, clean clothing and cloth scraps at our weekly Greenmarket every Sunday (mid-May through mid-November). Your textiles will then be donated to second-hand retailers and programs, or become low-grade fiber products. Please note: we cannot accept bedding, carpeting, or luggage.


Reduce Your Use

You can make small changes to your everyday routine to dramatically reduce the amount of energy you consume!

  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
  • Open your curtains and window shades during the day to take advantage of natural light, and give your lightbulbs a break.
  • NYC has amazing ways to cut back on travel-based consumption. Enjoy a refreshing bike ride, catch a train or bus, or take a walk!
  • When purchasing paper and plastic products and containers, make sure your selections are made of post-consumer content. It's an amazing way to see your recyling efforts in action.


Green Initiatives Video

Click here to watch a quick video on how StuyTown Property Services is continually working to reduce environmental impact and improve quality of life in our community.