- Published in: Mott Haven Herald
When your trash is picked up, where does it go? Most people don’t give their garbage a second thought, but how New York City collects and processes its garbage is a thorny political and public health issue. Department of Sanitation trucks collect refuse from curbside drop-off and municipal garbage cans daily, and deposit the waste at transfer stations throughout the city. The waste is stored until it can be transported out of town — by train or by boat — to landfills or waste processing sites.