Waste Management

A couple that lives in a condo in Brooklyn Bridge Park say toilet sounds are keeping them up at night. Park officials are fighting their lawsuit while looking for solutions.
Garbage rules are changing June 30 for people in Queens, with Brooklyn following quickly behind. Here’s what to know about separating your grass clippings from your regular trash.
On July 31, the Sanitation Department will begin issuing fines between $250 and $1,000 for establishments that don’t separate and process their organic waste, officials say.
From affordable housing to waste reduction to high-paid jobs to commercial rent control, we look at where the results stand on some of the outgoing mayor’s major plans touted in annual State of the City and Earth Day addresses.
Judges say City Council had a clean case to sharply reduce tons of garbage processed in the four districts dealing with most of the city’s commercial waste heaps.
Sanitation officials say they’re keeping pace with mounting waste produced by households in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island and upper Manhattan despite staff cuts.
De Blasio said he’s working to streamline government bureaucracy that’s led to a 175% increase in cost of park bathrooms since 2011.
The average cost for a NYC Parks Dept. bathroom has nearly tripled to $3.6 million since 2011, records show. Now, one is slated to run $6 million.
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