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Book Bag Drive: Royal Waste Helps Community Children

Royal Waste recently participated in two school book bag giveaways to help area children as they start
the new school year. The first drive was held in coordination with the 103 rd Precinct community council
and the Boy Scouts of America. Royal provided over 100 book bags to kids from the ages of 9 to 16.

Book Bag Drive with 103rd Precinct and Boy Scouts of America

The second book bag giveaway involved providing bags to children in family shelters. Royal delivered
hundreds of book bags and supplies and distributed them to five different shelters in Jamaica, Queens.​

Family Shelter Book Drive Jamaica, New York

Royal is always looking for meaningful ways to give back to our community. Royal is a community based,
community minded company that is committed to serving all our neighbors especially our young
children and the elderly. Read our mission to learn more about our dedication to the environment and
our sustainable future.

New BIC Requirement Goes into Effect August 1st: Are You Prepared?

New NYC Trash & Recycling Laws

The New York City DSNY will be enforcing the new sanitation law across the five boroughs starting August 1st. The new law states that in addition to your regular waste removal services, each business must recycle all metal, glass, plastic, paper, and cardboard into a separate stream. All businesses that are not in compliance with this new law, post August 1st, will be issued a fine by the DSNY. If you need to set up recycling services please email:


Sanitation Decals Indicate:
1. Royal Waste Services is your licensed trade waste company (BIC#1240)
2. Your weekly service level for refuse and single stream recycling


While this may seem simple, the new decal requires customers to add a few more details. To comply with the latest law and to avoid fines, customers must follow the below guidelines.

Under the service day,

1. For refuse collection, indicate the day and time frame that your refuse will be placed outside. Write the approximate starting time when you will put your garbage on the curb, i.e. between 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM on Monday.

2. For single-stream recycling collection, indicate the day and time frame you will place your recyclables on the curb, again starting with the earliest time when you might possibly place them outside.

3. Your BIC Decal must be placed on the window of your store front or loading dock by no later than July 31st, 2017. Do not delay in getting this done.


If your business uses a Royal Waste Services container for refuse and/or recycling, a representative from Royal Waste will place labeling both above and directly on the container based on the type of material designated to be used in that container.


If you need more information about this new requirement, or simply want to ensure that you are following the correct procedures, Royal Waste is here to walk you through the process. We have a team of highly trained sustainability management experts.“Waste is not waste, waste is a resource!” says, John Reali of Royal Waste. “Let us be your guide in how to respond to the new law and put your business on the path to zero waste!”

Royal Waste Services is an official, licensed, single stream recycling hauler serving the greater New York City, tri-state area. Our goal is to achieve zero waste, so subsequently all of our services can be deployed or developed to meet any standard or customized waste management objectives for removal, recycling, or reduction. Contact us today!

Royal Waste Helps 103rd Precinct with Trees of Life Organic Garden Project

103rd Precinct Grows Trees of Togetherness

Royal Waste Services, Inc. again demonstrates their commitment to the environment and to the New York area by supporting a community garden with the assistance of compost, gardening supplies and volunteers.


February 15, 2017 · New York Times

The Compost King of New York

As mentioned in The New York Times, The Compost King of New York, Michael Reali, Royal Waste’s Vice President, voiced both his stance and commitment in diverting food waste from landfills. Whereas other companies struggled in their composting efforts due to high contamination rates, the team at Royal Waste Recycling seemed to quickly grasp this ambitious responsibility with ease.

As a full day past of Royal’s composting trucks entered its material recovery facility, there stood a 20-foot mound of collected organic waste from fruit wholesalers. After the crew removed any extraneous material, the decontaminated pile was loaded and ready to be transported to McEnroe Organic Farm in upstate New York.

Here the decontaminated organic waste goes through an arduous process, but ultimately gets to live a second life either to nourish and sustain the farm or as topsoil to be sold to the local community. Through the effort of Michael Reali and his team at Royal Waste Services, organic food waste now can be seen as a resource, therefore closing the loop of sustainability and recycling.

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December 28, 2016

Broadway Green Alliance

JAMAICA, QUEENS – As Royal Waste Services continues to strive to make head waves in today’s new environmental and local recycling laws, we are pleased to announce the visit of Broadway Green Alliance to our Recycling facility.

We have been servicing various theatres in the heart of New York City for the past several years. Helping them to become greener by implementing a straightforward and efficient recycling program, that not only complies with the New York City Zero Waste recycling laws, but allows the Broadway Green Alliance to be a step ahead in helping our environment.

We are grateful and give our congratulations to Broadway Green Alliance for all of their accomplishments for the past several years promoting and making a difference by implementing recycling avenues in the heart of New York City Broadway Theaters.

December 19, 2016

Queens Courier Presents Award

Royal Waste Services foundation is built on our values, which distinguish us and guide our performances through quality service with Integrity. We conduct our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We are committed to protecting the environment, health, safety of our employees, customers and the communities where we operate daily. These values have lead to this outstanding award presented by the Queens Courier.

Congratulations to the dedicated employees of Royal Waste Services as this wouldn't have been possible without them!

November 24, 2016

Giving Back to the Community

Jamaica, Queens – Another successful year at the Royal Waste Services Annual Thanksgiving turkey drive!

Royal distributed over 500 turkeys throughout the local community, churches, and even to our own employees. We have been so blessed to serve the people of Jamaica for over 20 years and are lucky to call it our home.

February 26, 2013 · News 12 Long Island

Robert Moses Middle School Kids Work to Keep Their School Green

NORTH BABYLON – Sixth-graders from Robert Moses Middle School are working hard to keep their school green.

The students, who are part of the school’s Environmental Recycling Club, go from classroom to classroom collecting paper and plastic bottles for recycling.

“It’s really good for the kids, educationally,” says teach Chris Brodmerckel. “They really grab a hold of it and want to do more for their community.”

Last year alone, the student kept 2 tons of recyclables out of landfills.

By Diane Greer · BioCycle June 2012, Vol. 53, No. 6, p. 17

Food Waste Diversion In Heart Of Manhattan

Motivation, infrastructure and economics are key to implementation of office composting at The Durst Organization, one of New York City’s largest family-owned real estate developers. The program is the brainchild of Helena Durst, a co-vice president and fourth-generation family member, who is leading the charge to green the company’s building management practices. Partnering with Durst is Royal Waste Services Inc., in Hollis, New York, a waste management and recycling company that collects, processes and transports the separated organics, and McEnroe Organic Farm, near Millerton, New York, where the material is composted. Durst hopes to ultimately expand its waste diversion program beyond just the company’s headquarters at the Bank of America Tower in Manhattan to tenants in the company’s sizable commercial real estate portfolio.

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