Where Does New York City Garbage Go?

Where Does New York City Garbage Go

For years, New York City has been the world’s most wasteful city and it’s not exactly shrinking anytime soon. With over 14 million tons of trash produced annually in just one small area (that would be enough to fill up nearly half a football stadium), this metropolitan megalopolis must find ways for every resident’s waste products – no matter how big or small they may seem–to make their way into someone else’s bin before being carted off by trucks onto waiting carriers ́round here.

The New York City waste management system is like a complex puzzle, with many pieces. There are 2 city agencies and 3 modes of transport that together make up this ecosystem: trucks for moving trash around locally; trains running on tracks outside your window or over bridges into the mainland USA from Long Island Sound (and back); barges floating down rivers carrying their load to land-based disposal sites where it will decompose naturally before being buried in an often faraway landfill site 500 miles away near Albany – called “clean combustion” by experts because there’s no gas leakage involved.

In addition to these vehicles we also have 248 private hauling companies which operate under contract. 

The New York City trash is sent to waste-to-energy facilities and landfills all over Ohio, South Carolina for burning. It takes a vast network of sanitation workers and $429 million dollars just like this huge transportation system with their specialized equipment in order pick up your household’s wasted items so they can get processed

The amazing thing about NYC though? There isn’t any processing actually done there itself! The materials have been picked up from homes/businesses around town then taken by truck or train far away into Pennsylvania where things will finally turn them into electricity at one of those plants ( bury mines , probably).

The waste disposal process in New York City is not efficient. Instead, most of the city’s trash ends up being shipped out-of-state or even across the country for recycling and composting because it cannot be processed locally; however there are some facilities that can handle this kind of material temporarily like Northern Lime Company Incorporated (NLC).

The Big Apple is too huge to handle, and so are the wastes it produces. The city needs a proper disposal system or else these things will just pile up on top of each other until there’s no turning back

Scott Hamlin
Scott is the editor-in-chief of Spice Market New York. He is also an author and publisher of his own craft.