As promised, here is the recycling information for New York City, courtesy of the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education.
This website is an excellent resource for recycling and waste disposal in the five boroughs of New York City. You can sign up for their e-mail newsletter, "NYC Recycling Updates," which gives information on all recycling, stop 'n swap events, hazardous waste disposal events (NYC's SAFE Event), Greenmarkets, composting, kitchen scrap recycling and all other manner of things that are good for the planet.
I encourage you, if you're in the New York City area, to take advantage of this wonderful resource.
For New York State, here is a link to the Department of Environmental Conservation. You can get pamphlets on recycling, and information on how to start your own recycling event. Just be aware, NYS doesn't appear to have updated its information for 2014 yet.
Here's a link to DEEP, Connecticut's recycling and waste management program:
Here is a link to New Jersey's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste, which also has information about recycling programs throughout the Garden State:
Click on the link on the left, "Choose a Material for Recycling" to get a breakdown of recycling options by material. Once you have chosen the material you wish to recycle, there's a breakdown of recycling areas by county. Check to make sure you're following the recycling regulations for your county.
Finally, the snow and ice are melting. Colder temperatures are expected tomorrow, but recently we've had some spring-like days in NYC. It's a little disconcerting when my relatives in Norway are taking beautiful pictures of spring flowers, and I can't even find a little crocus peeping out of the ground! I must not be looking hard enough.
Some spring flowers to cheer you up: