Zero Waste Capital District is a coalition of organizations in New York State's Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady counties and beyond) that are focused on education and outreach about the importance of reducing waste.   

The coalition meets the 4th Mondays of the month except in December at 6:30 pm at Citizen Action, 94 Central Ave, Albany.  


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). 

We operate a Facebook group (Zero Waste Capital District).

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

May 13th & 14th, 2023