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Fresh Kills accepts all of NYC’s garbage

At its peak of operation, Fresh Kills received as much as 29,000 tons of trash per day and employed 680 people. When Edgemere Landfill in Queens closed in 1991, Fresh Kills became the only active landfill in New York City.

  1991  /  Landfill to Park  /  Last Updated December 29, 2015 by Mariel Villere  /