Trash and the City: Toward A Cleaner, More Equitable Waste Transfer System In Manhattan

New York City depends on trucks to take out the trash. In fact, diesel trucks carry Manhattan’s garbage 7.8 million miles every year. That’s the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth. In addition to garbage, each of those trucks carries huge health and economic costs: They worsen traffic congestion, add to noise and increase air pollution, exacerbating the city’s already severe asthma problem. Many of these impacts hit hardest in economically disadvantaged communities, but every New Yorker suffers from the overall impact on our city’s quality of life.

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