As the largest city in the world’s most wasteful country, New York generates over 14 million tons of trash each year, more than any other city in the world. […] To deal with these challenges, New York relies on a complex waste-management ecosystem encompassing: 2 city agencies, 3 modes of transport (trucks, trains, and barges), 1,668 city collection trucks, an additional 248 private waste hauling companies, and a diverse network of temporary and permanent facilities extending halfway around the world.
Check out the accompanying article for more info on where our trash goes.
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