How to Improve Waste Containerization in NYC

We are in support of NYC’s plans to containerize waste but recommend adjustments for large buildings and walk-ups to better integrate waste containerization into streetscapes and improve labor conditions for building porters. See our recommendations on how to reduce the street space taken up and eliminate permanent bins on sidewalks for small buildings and large buildings.

Containerization should also be done in a way that incentivizes producing less trash and separating more recycling and organic waste, as outlined in our Vital City article. We have also been mentioned in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Waste Dive on our recommendations.