NYC's Deadly Private Trash Collection Industry

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Kiera Feldman, reporter for The Investigative Fund and ProPublica, reports on the dangerous and exploitative industry of private trash collection in New York City -- which handles the trash for all businesses in the city.

@kierafeldman says the on a single block, you might have a dozen different garbage companies coming to pick up the trash. One truck might cover 85 miles in a night. It's A LOT of overnight truck traffic.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) January 11, 2018

Caller Carl worked in private carting, says they were encouraged to run red lights, drive down a one way going the wrong way -- anything to be done before the morning rush starts. "It's a fast-paced free-for-all until someone gets hurt."

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) January 11, 2018

No @NYCSanitation truck has killed someone since 2014. Private carting companies killed 7 in the last year, via @BrianLehrer

— Don't Trash NYC (@donttrashnyc) January 11, 2018

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