Justin Wood Urges NYC Department of Sanitation to Improve Programs and Infrastructure Towards Waste Equity Goals

March 14, 2024

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Justin Wood, director of Policy at NYLPI, submitted testimony to the New York City Department of Sanitation on March 14, 2024 regarding the Preliminary Sanitation Budget for FY2025.

“Now is not the time to retreat from our city’s public health, equity, and sustainability goals. For the Sanitation sector, this means not only defending but rapidly expanding and improving programs and infrastructure intended to achieve the City’s goal of zero waste to landfill, and to make our sprawling solid waste system more equitable, safe, and sustainable. Public messaging around recycling and waste reduction must be sustained, accessible, and ubiquitous, and hard experience shows that the City cannot take a haphazard start-stop approach to recycling programs and expect them to succeed.”

Read the full testimony here.

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