The scene at the former Fresh Kills landfill, of beautiful scenery built about decades of bad trash policy, gives reason for optimism that the city will find a way to deal with the rising costs of managing waste. But it will take a change in mindset, not just policy.
Mayor de Blasio wants to spare residents the hassle of separating paper from glass, metal and plastic. The move will likely boost recycling but its impact on city finances, commercial carters and total waste levels is hard to predict. Continue Reading
Long commutes, hills and other obstacles also help to explain why borough-wide biking rates are lowest in the Bronx. Continue Reading
Mayor de Blasio has proposed ambitious reforms to address some of the problems caused by the 6 million tons of trash New Yorkers produce each year. But the way to a better waste system will not be easy. Continue Reading