Commercial Franchise Zones Explained

Two of the industry’s largest playing fields, NYC and L.A., are exploring the concept of commercial franchise zoning systems. Here's what you need to know about the ongoing situations in both L.A. and NYC.



Advocacy group finds city could create jobs with better recycling

New York City's recycling rates remain too low, and the sanitation department and the private waste industry could create new jobs by more aggressively recycling within the city, according to a report released today by the advocacy group, Transform Don't Trash NYC.



Group Unveils Report Detailing Violations At Waste Station

Greenpoint Star By Benjamin Fang A report released by the community organization Cleanup North Brooklyn claims that Brooklyn Transfer, a private waste transfer company, has violated more than 1,200 city regulations in just one week. At their second annual meeting


Private Trash Haulers Pollute Low-Income NYC Neighborhoods of Color

With the city preparing reforms for the commercial waste carting industry, the Transform Don’t Trash NYC Coalition of labor and environmental justice groups released a report today calling attention to how private trash trucks disproportionately harm air quality in a few specific low-income communities of color [PDF].


Basuras Estan Matando A Los Pobres de Nueva York

Luis Velásquez tiene apenas 21 años y desde que tenía cinco, su pan de cada día ha sido el tráfico de camiones de basura que se aglomeran cerca de su casa en Bushwick, Brooklyn, al igual que los malos olores que provienen de los desperdicios y los vertederos que hay en ese condado.


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