New York City Reduces Waste Collection, Suspends Recycling

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 7, 2012

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New York City Reduces Waste Collection, Suspends Recycling

New York City is reducing waste collection for areas largely unaffected by Superstorm Sandy and has suspended recycling service.

The reduction in service by the Department of Sanitation allows the city “to move even more resources to the neighborhoods that need it the most,” said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a news release.

“But put out your garbage and we'll get to it,” Bloomberg told residents. “We’re just  going to get to it less frequently probably than we have been doing for an awful long time.”

Bloomberg said city crews have been working 12-hour shifts for more than a week. So far they have removed about 60,000 tons of storm debris.

Heavily impacted areas will continue to receive waste and debris removal service around the clock, the mayor said.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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