Mar 22, 2021

This is What Happens to NYC’s 3.2 Million Tons of Trash

 

This is what happens to NYC’s 3.2 million tons of trash as none of it is actually processed in NYC. It’s sent to waste-to-energy facilities and landfills as far away as Ohio and South Carolina.

It takes a vast network of sanitation workers, trucks, trains, cranes, and barges — and $429 million USD a year — to get it there.

 

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