We’re cleaning up our streets

We are taking on litter. Not just with our bare hands– though we do that from time to time– but with analysis and investigation, education and awareness, and hopefully, with your help too.

Our Goals & Activities

We’re analyzing the problem with a formal study that includes citizen data collection.

See the Findings

We’ll be Installing new trash cans in priority places around our neighborhood.

Place a Can!

We’re educating and motivating citizens, businesses, and students to dispose of trash properly.

Get Involved

People & Partners

The Curb Your Litter project team is comprised of experienced partners working together between 2015 - 2018 to:


Conduct the first ever litter analysis of Greenpoint with ClosedLoops.

Pick it up, Sort it out

Host 12 neighborhood Clean Up Days in partnership with Greenpoint-based Neighbors Allied for Good Growth to clean up litter and sort it using data methods.

Get your ideas

Build a map-based data collection tool for citizens to influence the placement of new cans with Partner & Partners and Eric Brelsford.


Create a waste education video with the Center for Urban Pedagogy to teach students at the Frances Perkins Academy about trash infrastructure, the impact of litter on the community, and how to become mentors to their peers.

Activate Businesses

Incentivize local businesses to keep their streets and storefronts litter free with the Clean Greenpoint Pledge developed with Councilman Stephen Levin (D33).

Improve Infrastructure

Install several new litter baskets and recycling systems throughout the neighborhood in early 2017.

Caroline Bauer, Director
Caroline runs the day-to-day operations of the Curb Your Litter project. If you’d like to get involved, start by reaching out to her!
Alan Minor, Outreach Coordinator
Alan plans and coordinates our Neighborhood Clean Up Days. If you’re interested in sponsoring or participating an event, get in touch!
Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint is a project of the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce. The Greenpoint Chamber works to unite and advocate for the varied businesses of Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick around the shared goal of improving the community’s commercial landscape and stimulating the local economy.
Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint is made possible with funding provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.
Key Partners
Project Supporters

The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.