America's largest city has a trash problem. Can it be contained?

Mar 21, 2024
Plastic trash bags, and the rats they attract, are very visible parts of the New York landscape. A plan to bring in bins may squeeze scarce space.
The sheer volume of trash New York City has to collect every day is enormous. It's "kind of an insane feat," said Larry Buchanan, a reporter with The New York Times.
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Garbage collection slows in many cities as COVID-19 hampers staffing

Jan 13, 2022
Municipalities around the country have had to delay or reschedule trash pickup days.
Cities across the country are seeing trash pile up as omicron spreads.
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Why don't American cities have more public bathrooms?

Dec 1, 2021
Writer Elizabeth Yuko explains why Americans use toilets in private businesses instead of those maintained by the government.
"9/11 really was the final nail in the coffin for a lot of the remaining public restrooms and a lot have been closed since," says Elizabeth Yuko, a contributing writer for Bloomberg CityLab.
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How a tiny Tennessee town built a sewer and finally started growing

Apr 11, 2017
Eagleville, a one-stoplight town is seeing its first major development in about a decade.
It's taken almost 20 years to move Eagleville from septic tanks to a sewer system.
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Labor board landmark ruling affects contract workers

Aug 28, 2015
The ruling could change the relationship between businesses and subcontractors/

London's sewers overflow about once a week

May 23, 2014
The good news is, sewers don't always smell so bad.

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