How New York City’s Trash is Turned Into Electricity
Reports of New York City’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. New York is still here. New Yorkers are still here. And they still create a lot of trash. Where does it go? Much of it gets turned into electricity. Here’s more from Business Insider:
New York City is one of the most wasteful cities in the world. But none of its trash is actually processed in NYC. It’s sent to waste-to-energy facilities and landfills as far away as Ohio and South Carolina. It takes a vast network of sanitation workers, trucks, trains, cranes, and barges — and $429 million a year — to get it there.
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