City Reveals New Garbage Truck Design in Latest Push for Trash Containerization

On February 1, 2024, Mayor Eric Adams and Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch announced a twofold plan to move forward with the commitment made by Mayor Adams to store all street trash in pickup containers. The plan includes the introduction of automated, side-loading garbage trucks and a data-driven containerization strategy set to begin to take place in Manhattan Community Board 9 (Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights) this year. The pilot aims to containerize one … <Read More>


City Expands Trash Containerization Rules to Most Residential Buildings

On October 11, 2023, New York City’s Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch and Mayor Eric Adams announced the next phase of Mayor Adams’ war on rats: a new multi-part plan requiring residential buildings to begin securing all trash in waste containers. Beginning in Fall 2024, all residential buildings with nine or fewer units will be required to put all trash and waste in containers. By the summer of 2026, residential buildings will be required … <Read More>





NYCHA Announces Waste Containerization Pilot Program

On August 10, 2023, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced the launch of a waste containerization pilot program for five NYCHA developments across South Brooklyn. The program, Clean Curbs for All, aims to reduce food sources from trash left out on curbs for pests like rats to consume and continue to grow.