Trash hauling is a dirty business — and a dangerous one for crews working for private companies.
A new report has found that truck drivers are laboring on city streets with bald tires, faulty brakes and broken lights, and that nearly all safety violations against New York’s largest private sanitation companies involve basic maintenance issues.
The two groups behind the report released Thursday — Transportation Alternatives and Transform Don’t Trash NYC — back a City Council bill that would transform how business is done.
The bill proposes giving the private companies exclusive rights to pick up trash in designated zones. Proponents say this will make city oversight simpler.
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