Op Ed City Budget

Residential Garbage Fees Vital to Achieving NYC's Environmental Goals and Lowering Costs

February 17, 2015

Landfilled trash managed by New York City's Department of Sanitation costs $300 million each year and produces more than 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The high expense and environmental impact result from the City's low residential diversion rate and high reliance on private and municipal landfills in faraway locations.