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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 theTransform Don’t Trash NYC coalition with Transportation Alternatives. Over the last two years, trucks operated by the 20 largest private haulers in ...

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.

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NBC4, . An environmental group found the commercial recycling rate in NYC is as low as 19%. Rana Novini reports.

New York Daily News, by Jennifer Fermino. The city’s already abysmal commercial recycling rate has plummeted to as low as 19%, according to a new study that will be released Friday to coincide with Earth Day.

Crains New York, Maritza Silva-Farrell. Shortly after Bill de Blasio was elected mayor in 2013, a broad coalition of advocates, workers and residents came together to begin demanding real affordability in new housing and quality job opportunities in neighborhoods that would be rezoned for residential development.