About Us

NYSAR3 is about you, the people of New York State interested in learning about, supporting and promoting reduction, reuse, recycling, and responsible materials management in New York State.

Our Mission:

To provide statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment.

 Our Vision:

  • To be an advisory organization for legislative and regulatory matters in reduction, reuse and recycling.
  • To promote the recycling and reuse industry to an economically sustainable level.
  • To be the essential information resource for reduction, reuse and recycling.
  • To promote management practices that integrate reduction, reuse and recycling.
  • To be the education and training resource for all aspects of reduction, reuse and recycling.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Value and Solidarity Statement

In principle and in practice, NYSAR3 is committed to providing and promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment with equal opportunities for all within our R3 community.

We stand in solidarity with all in our diverse community regardless of an individual's functional diversity, age, appearance, ethnicity, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, spoken language, professional level, race, religious or political beliefs or other ideologies, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or any other legally-protected statuses.

NYSAR3 acknowledges how communities of historically non-inclusive status have often been affected by social and environmental injustices related to the solid waste and recycling industries. We are committed to providing and promoting tangible practices to confront these inequities by listening, learning, and acting in ways that promote the rights, health, and well-being of all.   

NYSAR3 DE&I Code of Conduct


More About Us: 

NYSAR3 strives to keep membership rates affordable and accesible to all.   Membership includes a variety of benefits including;  NYSAR3's newsletter; access to the NYSAR3 listserve; discounts at NYSAR3 and Federation Conferences; automatic membership in the National Recycling Coalition. NYSAR3 encourages you to patronize our sponsors and members whenever possible.

If you need to find out any information about recycling in New York State or would like to become involved and volunteer, contact one of our Board Members. If you need information about a specific recycling program in New York State the Recycling Contacts page will lead you to the contact that can provide you with information about that community's program.

NYSAR3 also provides a number of ways you can network with others interested and involved with recycling. NYSAR3 and Federation meetings and conferences, serving on a committee, the NYSAR3 listserve and the NYSAR3 Network newsletter are all ways that you can communicate with NYSAR3 members.