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Scooping Up The Subway’s Garbage

The NYC subway system collects more than 14,000 tons of trash per year—that’s equivalent to the weight of 3,071 adult elephants. But where does it all go?

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Fresh Kills: From Eyesore To Parkland

Fresh Kills, was once the world’s largest landfill, taking in 29,000 tons of garbage per day. Now the site is slowly being transformed into the city’s second largest park. Upon completion, Freshkills Park will span more than 2,000 acres—three times the size of Central Park.

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