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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet NYC's New Sanitation Chief

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kathryn Garcia talks about succeeding John Doherty, the department's plans for recycling, summer cleanup and — yes — next year's snow.

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WNYC News

New Sanitation Chief: UES Garbage Facility Is Moving Forward

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the proposed East 91 St. Marine Transfer Station was moving forward, but she's ready to meet with opponents of the plan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The City's Big Cleanup: Mo Trash, Mo Problems

Thursday, February 20, 2014

After this winter's abundant snow and ice, the city's sanitation department is working overtime to keep the streets clear and the garbage from piling up. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Talking Trash with NYC Sanitation Workers

Friday, August 09, 2013

New York City generates 11,000 tons of household trash each day on average, and the city’s sanitation workers keep a regular schedule to take all that trash away. Anthropologist Robin Nagle discusses New York’s City’s 400-year struggle with trash, which she documents in Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City. She’s joined by Angelo Bruno, who was a sanitation worker in Greenwich Village for 31 years; Annalee Feliciano, supervisor in the Bronx, and Myron Priester, former Borough Chief of Brooklyn South, who was involved in the Department's response to Hurricane Sandy.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Sanitation Department Artist in Residence Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Saturday, June 29, 2013

"When we say mound it sounds very nice, like a mountain, but inside all these mounds are 150 million tons of discomposing garbage."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Goes Around: NYC Recycles Paper

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ron Gonen, New York City's first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, joins us weekly in April to talk about recycling in NYC.  This week: paper and coordinating recycling among cities, businesses and manufacturers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Goes Around: NYC Recycles Organics

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ron Gonen, NYC's first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, joins us weekly in April to talk about recycling in NYC. This week: organics.  Do you compost food waste now?

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Goes Around: NYC Recycles E-Waste

Friday, April 05, 2013

Ron Gonen, New York City's first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, joins us weekly in April to talk about recycling in NYC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Behind the Scenes with NYC's Garbage Collectors

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NYU anthropologist Robin Nagle is a big fan of NYC’s garbage collectors and makes the case that theirs is the city’s most essential and most dangerous job. From the SDNY glossary: disco rice = maggots.

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