Waste Equity

Environmental Justice, Transform Don't Trash NYC, Waste Equity

Cleanup North Brooklyn

For decades, more than three-quarters of trash from all of New York City has been trucked into three low-income communities of color in the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens. As a result, these communities suffer from higher asthma rates, greater air pollution, and more traffic fatalities than other New York neighborhoods . NYLPI is at the forefront of efforts to reduce diesel pollution and other burdens from waste transfer facilities, to reduce overall waste sent to landfills and incinerators, and to more fairly distribute waste processing and transfer facilities throughout the City.

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