Municipal Tool Kit

Solve NY's Recycling Crisis

Advocate for EPR for Packaging and Paper Products

Albany needs to hear local governments’ voice! Together, we can solve the state’s recycling crisis and put New York on the path to a circular economy. Please use these tools today to support Governor Hochul’s budget proposal for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act. EPR for packaging and paper products has been successfully implemented for decades in Canadian provinces and throughout Europe and Asia. It’s past time to bring this common-sense solution to New York.

The Governor’s budget and EPR proposal are being debated in Albany in March — send in your support letters ASAP to show them you urgently need this policy.

Fact sheet and talking points

This fact sheet and talking points provides the knowledge and language you need to educate your governing body. Download them by clicking the links below, share them with your colleagues, and use them to inform your conversations to push for packaging EPR.

Sample resolution

One important way to show your municipality’s support for the budget proposal is to pass a resolution. Download this sample resolution, replace the red text with your local information, and pass the resolution in support of packaging EPR.

Template support letters

The most effective means for Albany to hear local governments’ voice is through a support letter sent directly to Governor Hochul and key Senate and Assembly committees. These letters form a coordinated campaign to demonstrate the grassroots support needed to make this proposal a reality. Click on the relevant button below, download letter templates, customize, and send them today!

Social media posts and graphic

Share your support on your municipality’s social media channels with these posts and graphic to help educate constituents and other stakeholders.

Template op-ed

Download this template op-ed, adapt/replace the red text with your local information, and submit to your local newspapers to advocate for packaging EPR.


If you have questions about how you can get involved or copies of advocacy actions you’ve taken to share, please email Dawn Timm, chair of the New York Product Stewardship Council, at Dawn.Timm [at]