NEW YORK, NY – A new study by the New York City Department of Sanitation shows that the City can significantly reduce dangerous and polluting garbage truck traffic by designating one private carter to collect commercial waste in each part of the city.
The dominant narrative is that New York City’s economy is booming. But it’s only booming for some. In places like Brownsville, Brooklyn and University Heights in the Bronx, unemployment is still more than 10%, compared to the city-wide rate of 4.3%.
More Dangerous Than Ever, a new report from Transform Don’t Trash NYC, finds that crashes in the commercial sanitation industry have doubled over the last two years.