Zero Waste Capital District (ZWCD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York State's Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady counties and beyond) that is focused on education and outreach about the importance of reducing waste.   

ZWCD meets the 4th Mondays of the month except in December at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Please join our list-serv or reach out to info@zerowastecd.org for the link. All are welcome! 

In addition, we operate a Facebook group (Zero Waste Capital District).

You can support Zero Waste Capital District by making a donation via PayPal



In addition, members of our organization have assisted the City of Albany in writing and securing a $225,000 Food Waste Reduction grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). 

Albany City Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC):

Tina Lieberman, a founder of Zero Waste CD,  is a member of the Albany City Sustainability Advisory Committee, as is Scott Kellogg of the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, an urban farm and educational organization in a low-income Albany neighborhood. Tina is Chair of the Zero Waste Education Subcommittee and Scott is Chair of the Urban Agriculture Subcommittee. Together they are working with the city to implement the DEC Food Waste Reduction Grant over the next 3 years. Core members of Zero Waste Capital District are also members the SAC's Zero Waste Education Subcommittee and our meetings serve both organizations. Here is the link to the Albany City Sustainability Advisory Committee website: https://www.albanyny.gov/Government/Departments/SustainableCommunities/SAC.aspx


Plastic utensils a very small part of a very big problem with ZWCD member nancy tudor


Albany shoppers return single-use plastic to Market 32


Albany aims for zero waste at Riverfront Jazz Festival


Our Board Members

May 13th & 14th, 2023

Zero Wasters at the Jim Perry Awards, September 14 2023

Honoree Tina Lieberman