NYC’s Commercial Recycling is Bad and Getting Worse

June 28, 2018

Private Sanitation Companies Hauled 200,000 More Tons to Landfills Last Year The commercial sanitation industry’s recycling rate fell to 21% over the last year, a new report finds, undermining New York City’s efforts to achieve zero waste by 2030. Leading




New York City’s Commercial Recycling Rate Far Below Leading US Cities

June 29, 2017

Despite new commercial recycling rules intended to make recycling easier and more transparent for New York City businesses, the commercial sanitation industry failed to meaningfully increase recycling in 2016. New York’s commercial recycling rate remains a disappointingly low 22%. The low rate along with photographic evidence suggests that some private waste haulers and processors are illegally landfilling materials intended for recycling.


Comptroller and Public Advocate Back Commercial Waste Reform Policy

May 24, 2017

Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James announced their support today for the Department of Sanitation’s commercial waste zone policy, which will transform the way commercial waste is collected in New York City. Under the new policy, announced by





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