Broadway Green Alliance collection bins for recycling ease

I love the Broadway Green Alliance and what they are doing little by little to make a huge effort in not only how theatrical sets are recycled, but how to change day to day habits, helping to reduce the enormous amount of waste we produce in NYC and beyond. Read more below and consider joining (it's free).  also connect with Rebekah Sale, who can fill you in on all you need to know and how to become an active recycler. It will change your life.

I've been saving chip bags wondering where I can recycle them, read on.  Corks? you bet. Batteries?  No one should consider throwing into waste bin.  EVER! So here's the deal, yes it takes a little effort and maybe a visit to one of the drop off locations, but BGA is working hard to make it easy for us all. Boradway Green Alliance office is located at W. 46 St., #1312, 13th Fl.. I love their newsletter so much I want to share it, so read on.....

Broadway Green Alliance

August 2012

Dear friends of the Broadway Green Alliance,

  • Trying to find a better way to dispose of batteries, corks, toner cartridges, or old makeup containers? The BGA operates more than a dozen collection bins for items like these to make sure they get properly recycled or even up-cycled. We also operate a binder exchange and twice yearly electronic waste and textile collections in Times Square.  See below for a complete list of our collections.

Broadway Green Alliance Collections


Rechargeable: Recycled through the 4th Bin (  Collected at the Gershwin (242 W. 51 St.) and Minskoff (200 W. 45 St.) Theatre Stage Doors.

Regular: Recycled through WeRecycle! (  Collected at our twice yearly E-waste events in Times Square (January and July) or at the BGA office (165 W. 46 St., #1312, 13th Fl.) year-round.


All kinds and sizes are accepted at this exchange; great for readings and workshops! You can drop off or pick up as many as you need.  Collected at the BGA Office and soon at Actors' Equity too (165 W. 46 St. -- 15th Fl.).

Bottle caps, plastic

Recycled through Aveda (  Accepted at the BGA office or at any Aveda store.

(Please note: metal bottle caps are recyclable through NYC Residential recycling or by all theater waste haulers)

Candy wrappers 

Upcycled through Terracycle ( Collected at the Majestic Theatre (247 W. 44 St.).

Individual candy wrappers, large candy bags and multi-pack candy bags.

Chip bags 

Upcycled through Terracycle. Collected at the Majestic Theatre.

Any size, brand, style of chip bag.

Cleaner Packaging

Upcycled through TerraCycle (see for complete list of accepted items). Collected at BC/EFA (165 W. 46, Suite #1300, 13 Fl.).  Pumps, triggers, pouches, and flexible cleaner product packaging.


Upcycled through Terracycle. Collected at the Gershwin, Majestic, and Minskoff Theatres

All natural or synthetic corks as well as cork stops.

Electronic waste (e-waste) 

Recycled through WeRecycle! Smaller items collected at the BGA office year-round or wait for our twice yearly drives.


Upcycled through TerraCycle. All Inkjets accepted. Collected at BC/EFA.

Makeup containers  

Upcycled through Terracycle. Collected at the Imperial (249 W. 45 St.) Theatre.

See for a complete list. Includes most tubes, bottles, jars, cases and old makeup.

Stuffers --cast change notices for Playbill insertion.

Upcycled into scrap pads through Genie Printing by the BGA. Contact the BGA to drop off boxes of stuffers.  


Recycled by Wearable Collections (  Collected at the BGA office, at Actors' Equity--14th Floor Credit Union, and Local 764 Wardrobe Union year-round. Or bring to our twice yearly Textile Drives in Duffy Square (March and September).

Toner Cartridges 

Upcycled through TerraCycle.  See for a full list. Collected at BC/EFA. 

Some Brother, Canon, Dell, Panasonic, Xerox, Apple and all HP types of toner cartridges accepted.  

Writing Instruments 

Upcycled through TerraCycle. Collected at the BGA office.

Pens, mechanical pencils, markers, highlighters, permanent markers, and all related caps.

Thank you for being a member of the Broadway Green Alliance!

Please contact us with any issues, questions, or green ideas.

Rebekah Sale,



Next collection drive: Textiles

Coming up in Times Square in September


Next collection drive: Textiles

Coming up in Times Square in September

Our textile recycling partner, Wearable Collections, accepts all clean clothing, paired shoes, hats, belts, bags, sheets, towels, curtains, etc. Including stained, torn, or broken items. 



watch our website BROADWAYGREEN.COM for a confirmed date

We have a couple of special offers that we would like to tell you about: 

  • Did you know our members can sign up to save money on janitorial and office supplies at Staples through the strategic sourcing company, ServCo?  Some of our members have switched to greener supplies andsaved 10-30% in the process, by signing up for this program.  

All members get a program customized to the specific needs of their theater or organization

Office products

Janitorial products



All members receive the same price - smaller companies buy at the discounts available to the larger organizations

Savings are ranging from 15% - 30% for current participants

On-line ordering, free next day delivery (anywhere in the US)

Over 50,000 products to pick from including approximately 3,000 green products

Local Staples service team

Cost to participate:

BGA membership (free, but you must sign up)

30% of first year's savings (as the fee to ServCo)

To find out what your specific savings could be -- on the products you currently order or on even greener ones -- please send an email to us at and we will send you more information about the BGA green products program.

  • Do you love biking? For the first time the BGA is applying to be a charity partner for Bike New York's 2013 Five Boro Bike Tour.  This amazing, 40-mile ride takes place on Sunday, May 5th, 2013. BGA riders can be part of a team raising money for the BGA and receive a guaranteed entry in the ride. If you are interested in riding, just send an email to and we will be in touch with the fundraising information and riding details.Take a look at to find out more about this fun ride.