The City will eliminate the need to send our waste to out-of-state landfills, thus minimizing the overall environmental impact of our trash.
Challenges & Opportunities
Every week, the average New Yorker throws out nearly 15 pounds of waste at home and another nine pounds of waste at work and in commercial establishments. A complex system collects, transports, and disposes more than 6 million tons of waste annually -- but this system has an enormous impact on our neighborhoods, our environment, and our economy.
With bold initiatives, we will become a worldwide leader in solid-waste management and achieve a goal of Zero Waste by 2030.