Waste

A Necessary War on Garbage Trucks

Inside New York City's plan to reduce the annual miles driven by its sanitation department.

Overcoming the 'Ick' Factor in Urban Composting

Simplifying both the message and the process has worked wonders for San Francisco.

How Cities Can Lead the Fight Against Trash

Ideas for helping cities better manage their enormous waste streams.

San Francisco's Trash Inspectors Get Up Earlier Than You Do

Behind the scenes of the city's aggressive campaign to monitor and educate people about exactly what should get thrown away.

The Developing World's Most Innovative City for Trash Management Is ... Bangalore?

The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.

With Urbanization Comes Mountains of Trash

Cities in developing countries will see waste management challenges skyrocket as they continue to grow.

Should Composting Be Mandatory?

More cities are following San Francisco’s lead on collecting compostable food waste