NYLPI calls for justice as reporting exposes Bronx waste hauler’s role in immigrant employee’s death

May 7, 2018

A so-called “homeless man” killed by a private waste truck was actually an off-the-books immigrant employee working for the hauler.

Vote on Compromise Waste Equity Bill Blocked at Last-Minute by Queens Council Member

December 19, 2017

After seven years of advocacy, a bill that would have reduced the burden of private waste transfer stations on environmental justice communities in New York City was blocked by a single Queens council member. Read more here Read the Brooklyn Daily Eagl …

Mayor endorses waste equity legislation

August 31, 2017

Mayor De Blasio publicly stated yesterday that his administration is supporting a bill to reduce the amount of garbage permitted at private waste transfer stations in the city’s most overburdened neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn, and Sou …

NYLPI Sues Private Garbage Facility on Behalf of Cleanup North Brooklyn

August 30, 2017

NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Program, partnering with pro bono co-counsel Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of community group Cleanup North Brooklyn and neighborhood residents against a private waste transfer station …

NYLPI Holds Private Sanitation Industry Accountable for Unsustainable Practices

June 29, 2017

According to a new analysis by NYLPI and Transform Don’t Trash NYC, the private sanitation industry in NYC has not improved its recycling performance despite new city rules clarifying which materials must be sorted for recycling at commercial businesse …

NYLPI & Partners in TDT coalition launch website exposing the nastier side of trash haulers

June 15, 2017

On June 15, 2017, NYLPI and key coalition partners in Transform Don’t Trash NYC launched a new website, Trash Kingpins NYC, documenting some of the abuses regularly committed by leading commercial waste companies in New York City. The website was unvei …

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