NYC Has 3.2 Million Tons of Trash Where Does it Go?


 

Most people don’t think about what happens to their garbage after trash collection. NYC generates a lot of trash every single day. Tons and tons of trash can be very difficult to get rid of. This video shows you exactly what happens to all of the trash that NYC generates.


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Surprisingly, a significant amount of garbage is sent to processing plants that use the trash to create power and electricity. Trash-fueled power can help to reduce our carbon footprint significantly while providing a source of renewable energy. The trash is brought to the Global Transfer Station and between eight and nine thousand tons of garbage are deposited into a 93 feet deep storage pit before being incinerated and turned into energy.

This video provides you with a short history of what NYC has done with its trash in the past, what the Department of Sanitation is doing today to manage all the waste, and what the future of waste management looks like. This video explains how one of the largest cities by population has found innovative and sustainable ways to manage its waste. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the incineration sites, and learn about how massive amounts of trash are transported out of the city every day.
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