April 24, 2014

Garbage in NYC

New York is a city of superlatives. One of those number ones is found in the amount of garbage it produces everyday.

About 10 million kilos of garbage is removed from the streets by municipal garbage trucks every single day.

Another 10 million kilos is removed from commercial buildings and apartments by private contractors.

As in other large cities around the world, most of the garbage collects on the city streets through the day. On warmer days a fragrance fills the air. By outside cafes and coffee shops. Apparently one gets used to this aroma.

Photos by Jim Murray. Copyright 2014.