Trashed

Inside New York’s Deadly Private Garbage Industry

Fatal accidents; brutal work conditions; suspicious unions; lax oversight. Every night in New York, trucks from scores of private trash collection companies hit the city’s streets — often creating havoc and too rarely being reined in by regulators.

Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection

Waste removal is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. On the darkened streets of New York City, it’s a race for survival.

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