Waste

Waste

Sending Zero Waste to Landfills by 2030

New York City Sanitation workers cleaning up street following New Years Day Parade

There is no "away" when it comes to waste. New York City produces more than 14 million tons of trash every year. This trash travels to landfills or incinerators, or pollutes our streets and waterways. By encouraging residents to choose reusable items over disposable ones, expanding access to compost, and advocating for legislation to tax or ban single-use plastics, the Mayor's Office is working to change that. Together, New Yorkers can build a city where we use less, reuse more, and don't waste at all.

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