The Towns and People Who End Up with NYC Trash.
Each person puts about about 4 lbs of waste per day into the trash. Multiply that by the number of people in your city or town and you'll see that it adds up fast.
After fifty years, New Yorkers stopped sending their waste to Staten Island. At considerable cost, or for a considerable fee, depending on your point of view, New Yorkers now send waste to landfills and incinerators in:
- Seneca Falls, New York
- South Carolina
- New Jersey
This animated map tracks what happens to New Yorkers' trash and recyclables when it leaves the curb.
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