Statement on NYC Commercial Sanitation Plan Release and Next Steps

November 7, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Transform Don’t Trash NYC, a coalition of community, environmental, safe streets, and labor organizations, released the following statement on the commercial waste zone implementation plan announced today by the New York City Department of Sanitation and


Private Carter Crash in Midtown Shows Need for Reform

October 30, 2018

Advocates called for fundamental reform of the private carting industry following a garbage truck crash in Midtown on Monday night. According to news reports, a truck operated by Five Star Carting hit and seriously injured a cyclist on 5th Avenue


Labor and Community Groups Oppose Return of Sanitation Salvage

September 28, 2018

Sanitation Salvage – responsible for two deaths and dozens of crashes – is back on the streets after the Business Integrity Commission lifted its suspension Labor unions, environmentalists, and community groups spoke out today against the City’s decision to lift


Community and Labor Groups Cheer Shutdown of Dangerous Carting Company

August 24, 2018

Community organizations, safe streets advocates, and the Teamsters Union applauded the New York City Business Integrity Commission’s decision to suspend Sanitation Salvage’s license to operate in New York City. The company is the largest private carter in the Bronx. The


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.


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