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Daily News , Allan Henry Sr. and Allan Henry Jr. . Parents want their children to live better than they did. That’s the American Dream. Thirty years ago, a unionized commercial sanitation worker could do just that in New York City. But not today. We each joined sanitation companies as helpers, the guys who jump off the truck at each stop to pick up trash bags. In 1985, when Allan Sr. ...

Waste 360, Mallory Szczepanski . In New York City, businesses and haulers are adjusting to two new recycling rules that went into effect on July 19. Under these new rules, businesses and large food processors that meet the requirements are required to compost, all businesses are required to separate paper separate paper, metal, glass and plastic containers from refuse and commercial sanitation companies can no longer ...

EHS Today , Sandy Smith. A new report, “Reforming for a Better Deal: How to Align Cost Savings, Sustainability and Stability in NYC’s Commercial Waste System”   from the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition, finds that small businesses will be overcharged to comply with the latest recycling regulations unless the city takes action. The report recommends that New York follow the lead of model ...

Gothamist, Emma Whitford. Private sanitation trucks that crisscross NYC between downtown business districts and outer borough transfer stations have been caught operating with hundreds of maintenance violations that increase the likelihood of a crash, according to a report released yesterday by the Transform Don't Trash NYC coalition with Transportation Alternatives.

Daily News , Dan Rivoli. Trash hauling is a dirty business — and a dangerous one for crews working for private companies. A new report has found that truck drivers are laboring on city streets with bald tires, faulty brakes and broken lights, and that nearly all safety violations against New York’s largest private sanitation companies involve basic maintenance issues. The two groups behind the ...

Politico Pro , Sally Goldenberg. —”City seeks consulting firm for study to enhance recently passed housing program,” by POLITICO New York’s : “The de Blasio administration is embarking on a study to explore beefing up its Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program, a nod to an activist group that agitated for more requirements to be placed on developers. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development has issued ...

Waste Dive, Cole Rosengren. The non-profit Transportation Alternatives and Transform Don’t Trash (TDT) campaign released a new report entitled “Reckless Endangerment”highlighting vehicle safety issues in New York’s commercial waste sector. This is the latest in a series of TDT publications that aim to make the case for major reform in the industry. For full article click here.   

Street Blog , David Meyer. A new report from Transform Don’t Trash NYC, a coalition of labor and advocacy groups including Teamsters Local 813 and Transportation Alternatives, is calling on the city to get unsafe sanitation trucks off NYC streets. The job of collecting garbage in the city is shared by the Department of Sanitation, which handles waste from residential and governmental buildings, and more ...

Politico, David Giambusso. On a wet, cold spring night, well after sundown, the ordeal begins. About 4,000 people, mostly young black and Hispanic men, climb waste collection trucks in various states of repair and race across the five boroughs to pick up the 10,000 tons of trash pushed out onto the curb by New York City’s businesses every night. wo union organizers set out ...

Waste Dive, by Arlene Karidis. A new study shows that New York City’s commercial recycling rate is 19%—sharply contrasting to the national average of 34%, and down 10 points from New York’s 29% rate in 2004.