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NYCHA Sustainability Agenda - 2020 Progress Report: Pneumatic Waste Collection moving forward!

NYCHA’s Sustainability Agenda, released on Earth Day 2016, is both a roadmap toward 2025 and an invitation to residents, housing and environmental advocates, community-based organizations, sister agencies, and educational institutions to work together to create a sustainable and resilient city.

In March 2020, NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority ) released a Design-Build RFQ for a pneumatic waste collection system at Polo Grounds Towers in East Harlem.

The system will provide residents with convenient disposal access for waste and recycling. Waste sent through the system will collect at a single location, making it convenient for DSNY pickup and eliminating the need for caretakers to transport trash.

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