Justin Wood Featured in Streetsblog NYC Story Regarding NYC Department of Sanitation’s Commercial Waste Zone Rollout

March 26, 2024

Climate and Energy Justice, Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, NY Renews, News, Waste Equity

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Justin Wood, director of policy at NYLPI, was quoted in a new Streetsblog NYC story about Sanitation Department’s slow rollout of its new commercial waste zone initiative.

“The [commercial waste zone] system cannot achieve the transformational change … if it is treated as a limited pilot program rather than a citywide transition to a new, high-performing waste system. If the move to three designated carters in this zone does achieve VMT reductions, it’s only one-20th or less of the VMT reductions we can achieve citywide. Until we know more about how exactly these awards were made and what the expectations are in this first zone we don’t really know. We remain concerned that some designated haulers currently acting as brokers may utilize subcontractors that could undermine the high environmental and labor standards.”

Read more via Streetsblog NYC.


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