Transforming Trash in Urban America

July 2013
The Partnership for Working Families

Our in-depth analysis of the 37 largest metropolitan areas in the country reveals low recycling rates, exploited workers, and an unaccountable industry.  Fortunately, there is a path to building low-impact, cost effective, and sustainable recycling systems in every region of the country.  Together these local transformations will deliver large-scale benefits for the environment, workers, communities, and the economy.  

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Click here for the full appendix containing trash and recycling profiles of the 37 largest cities in the country!

Click on the links below to view individual city profiles:

Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colombus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Riverside, Sacramento, San Antonio, San DiegoSan Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington D.C.