Additional Resources

General resources

Con Edison
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Con Edison can help you achieve both economic and environmental goals by integrating energy-saving technologies with green energy resources.

Environmental Protection Agency
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The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. You can find lots of green tips and information on their website.

Natural Resources Defense Council
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The NRDC is the BGA’s partner for all things environmental. Check out their website for tips, news, and more.


Theatre Industry Resources

Augliera Moving, Storage, & Theatrical Transfer
| | | 203-937-9080 |
Augliera provides ‘trash trucks’ for post-production load-outs. Materials are partially re-purposed, recycled, or landfilled. Reports are issued after trailers are unloaded, demonstrating how the items were disposed.

Clark Transfer Touring Green
| | 800-488-7585 |
The Touring Green initiative brings together Clark Transfer, NativeEnergy, and leading Broadway shows, orchestras, and ballet companies in a program to offset the carbon impact of moving theatrical scenery, equipment, and instruments.

Filco Carting
| | | 718-456-5000 |
Filco is affiliated with Meserole Recycling and provides recycling services and roll-off dumpsters as well as larger tractor trailers. On request, they can supply LEED reporting.

Julie’s Bicycle Sustainable Production Guide
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This guide contains comprehensive guidance to help you embed environmental sustainability into your production. Julie’s Bicycle has condensed what they have learnt into a series of checklists, for each role in the production process, separated into pre-production, production, and post-production.

King Displays
| | | 212-629-8457 |
King Displays specializes in working closely with design and print professionals to produce unique visual and environmentally friendly displays.

NRDC Theatre Greening Advisor
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The NRDC Theatre Greening Advisor is a guide to help theatres across the country implement eco-intelligent practices.

Showman Fabricators
| | | 718-935-9899 | 
Showman Fabricators provides full take-back service for all projects it builds. Scenery is trucked back to their warehouse and re-purposed and recycled with a minimal amount sent to landfill.

Winzer Cleaners
| | | 877-WINZER 1 | 
Winzer Cleaners, Broadway’s best dry cleaner since 1908, is proud to have been recognized for their overall efforts toward achieving environmental sustainability in the dry cleaning industry by the Green Cleaners Council, and they are also proud to have been certified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as an ‘environmental dry cleaner’.


Disposal and Recycling Resources

Big Reuse
| |  | 718-725-8925 | 
Big Reuse is a non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Big Reuse’s mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale. They accept drop-off donations seven days a week, offer free pick up services for large donations, and provide some deconstruction services.

| | | 1-877-723-1297 |
Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted 70 million pounds of rechargeable batteries from the solid waste stream and established a network of 30,000 public recycling drop-off locations.

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donateNYC helps New Yorkers give goods, find goods, and do good, with tools that make it easy to donate or find used goods. By donating and reusing goods instead of discarding them, New Yorkers can greatly reduce waste, conserve energy and resources, save money, and help provide jobs and human services for New Yorkers in need. donateNYC is an essential part of NYC's 0x30 initiative, helping New Yorkers reach the goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030.

| | | 1-800-374-3473 |
The BGA partners with ERI for our semi-annual e-waste drives! They specialize in the environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of electronic waste.

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Freecycle is a nationwide, online community of re-users. There is a NYC chapter and a Manhattan chapter. 

Lower East Side Ecology Center
| | | 718-858-8777 |
The LES Ecology Center has a variety of initiatives involving all things green. They have a well established e-waste program in which all electronics can be taken to their Gowanus drop-off center. They also hold e-waste collection events seasonally in all five boroughs. 

Materials for the Arts
| | | 718-729-3001 |
MFTA collects donations of usable items that are given to NYC not-for-profit arts organizations and schools. MFTA is a great option for donating props, furniture, electronics, soft goods, and fabrics. 

NYC Garbage & Recycling
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Your one-stop recycling, waste prevention, and composting resource for NYC residents, schools, institutions, and businesses.

Room to Grow
| | | 212-620-7800 |
Room to Grow accepts new or nearly new children’s clothing, shoes, and other baby items. They offer structured coaching, material goods, and community connections to support parents as they activate their natural strengths and expand their knowledge, so children thrive from the start. 

Royal Waste Services
| | | 718-526-2623 |
Royal Waste Services provides recycling services and roll-off dumpsters. On request, they can supply LEED reporting.

| | 1-866-967-6766 |
TerraCycle’s purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs and several of the BGA’s collections are through TerraCycle!

TDF Costume Collection
| | | 212-989-5855 |
TDF’s Costume Collection accepts usable costumes or costume pieces that they then rent inexpensively primarily to non-profit theaters.

Wearable Collections
| | | 646-515-4387 |
The BGA partners with Wearable Collections for our semi-annual textile drives! If you miss any of our drives, Wearable Collections accepts any clean clothing, shoes, linens, costumes, and other textiles. 


Eco-Friendly Products

| | | 1-800-654-8542 |
Bulbtronics is the premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products for the stage/studio, medical/scientific, industrial/commercial and hospitality marketplaces. 

| | | 888-730-9990 |
The EcoPlum Boutique carries stylish and unique clothing, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, specialty foods, and gift items that are fair trade, organic, vegan, upcycled, recycled or ethically sourced. 

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Givenik is an exciting way to get discount tickets, premium seats, and group rates to Broadway or Off-Broadway shows and support your favorite charity!

| | | 212-792-0210 |
GoodMart features the latest energy efficient lighting and controls products, including LED light bulbs from top brands including Philips, Sylvania, TCP and others.

Preserve Products
| | | 888-354-7296 |
Preserve makes stylish, high performance, eco-friendly products for your home. They strive to combine socially and environmentally responsible business practices with groundbreaking design to create products that people feel good about having in their homes.

Wear Your Music
| | | 401-216-5082 |
Wear Your Music is a music merchandise company that creates handcrafted, modern bracelets from the used guitar strings of acclaimed musicians. They strive to hit all the right notes with their philanthropic and environmental focus.