Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another Reason I'm Glad I Live Here

665 tons per day.  That's the average amount of trash disposed of here at the Tuscarora Landfill.

Just about 500 miles north of here is a very different story.  Sanitation workers in New York City collect an average of 11,000 tons per day.  Sanitation workers are also responsible for snow removal.  As you might imagine, they've had a challenging winter.

Garbage service was suspended in New York City for a week after the Christmas snow.  They picked up over 18,000 tons of trash their first day back.  That's more than twice the amount Pamlico County generates in a year.

AND they picked up discarded Christmas trees!  My hat's off to the sanitation workers of New York City.

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