The unseen world of New York’s private waste industry

On a wet, cold spring night, well after sundown, the ordeal begins.

About 4,000 people, mostly young black and Hispanic men, climb waste collection trucks in various states of repair and race across the five boroughs to pick up the 10,000 tons of trash pushed out onto the curb by New York City’s businesses every night.

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