Welcome to the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board Organizing Committee (QSWAB), as of April 28, 2021 simply the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board.Â The QSWAB is made up of a diverse group of Queens residents, business owners, civic leaders, and advocates who care about how waste affects our borough and share the goal to support efforts that move our City to a future in which all resources are recovered and no waste is wasted. Our group is committed to waste equity and racial justice. After three years of advocacy, our group transitioned on April 28, 2021, from an informal to a formal group recognized by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.
Although it is ambitious, we support the goal outlined in OneNYC to send zero waste to landfills by 2030 through reduction, reuse, recycling, and redesign practices.
Our group previously met at locations across Queens, with all meetings open to the public. We now meet over Zoom due to COVID-19. To register for upcoming meetings, please email the Queens Borough President’s Office at queensbp dot org/rsvp.Â All meetings are open to the public and will be live-streamed on queensbp.org and on the QBPO Press YouTube channel.Â