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Department of Sanitation

Reduce New York City's High Cost of Garbage Collection

Carol Kellermann | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Municipal garbage collection in New York City is exceptionally expensive -- the public-sector cost is more than double private-sector charges and much higher than collection costs in other cities. This fall provides a great opportunity to address the problem.

Trashed: A Documentary by Jeremy Irons and Candida Brady That City Hall Should Watch

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Anyone interested in the health of New York City (and the planet) should watch Trashed, a fantastic documentary directed by Candida Brady and produced, presented and narrated by Jeremy Irons.

A Back of the Napkin Plan to Run NYC Garbage Trucks on Restaurant Waste Oil

Harris Silver | Posted 02.06.2012 | New York
Harris Silver

The NYC Department of Sanitation will use 10 million gallons of fuel, at a cost of approximately 40 million dollars, to collect and dispose of 3.2 mil...

NYU Grad Killed By Sanitation Truck

Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

A sanitation truck struck and killed a young woman in Brooklyn Wednesday night. Katharine Yun, 25, was crossing Broadway near Driggs in Williamsbu...

Trash Talk

Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Neat freaks, beware of Brownsville, steer clear of Morrisania and forget about Chinatown. These are some of the neighborhoods that received the wors...

Do you live in NYC's dirtiest neighborhood? Tell us why

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is your neighborhood spic and span or rife with refuse? The Bloomberg administration puts most of the city in the former category and promises to k...

Urban and Married Life, With Tickets

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Ettlinger

Here, for posterity, is our story of a recent confrontation with the city bureaucracy. TO: New York City Department of Santitation RE: Summons No...