We Won! Mayor Signs Bill to Reform Private Waste Industry

November 20, 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a transformative bill to create commercial waste zones into law on Wednesday November 20, with members of NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Program in attendance. The new law will create geographic zones for commercial waste col …

NYLJ Publishes NYLPI Op-Ed on Landmark Commercial Waste Zone Bill

November 8, 2019

The New York Law Journal published an Op-Ed by NYLPI Environmental Justice Director Rachel Spector and Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan detailing the comprehensive commercial waste zone reform passed by the New York City Council on October 30.  The …

We Did It! Passing Commercial Waste Reform In New York City…

October 31, 2019

We’re thrilled to share a keystone victory that will stop the commercial garbage industry from trashing our communities, workers, streets and environment. The Commercial Waste Zone law passed yesterday will end New York City’s unchecked “Wild West” was …

Community Rallies for Passage of Commercial Waste Zones Bill

October 30, 2019

New York, NY-A diverse coalition of New Yorkers rallied alongside City Council members this morning to support passage of a bill to create a citywide commercial waste zone system. The new policy will reform a private trash hauling industry responsible …

New York Times endorses our waste reform bill on eve of vote

October 29, 2019

The New York Times editorial board has endorsed legislation negotiated with the Transform Don’t Trash NYC Coalition to overhaul the commercial sanitation industry through commercial waste zones. The coalition, of which NYLPI is a member, launched in 20 …


October 25, 2019

Media interest has picked up in the horrific impacts of New York’s wild-west private trash industry, as a vote looms next Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the fantastic reform measures proposed by NYLPI and our allies in the “Transform-Don’t-Trash-NYC” coalition …

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