One of the best ways to promote recycling, reuse and reduction of waste in New York's metropolitan areas is to support neglected communities that don't push their waste on others and don't want anybody else to do it to them. Your gift can help those communities and affect the market for waste.
Far more efficient than new laws and regulations, New York towns already have the power to just say no to other people's garbage. In recent years a handful of communities have benefited from this website when faced with the hard decision choosing between short-term money and long-term environmental risk. But more will continue to need help defending themselves against big waste companies threatening rural towns with incomplete information and strategic lawsuits to get their way.
Your gift will go to our efforts to get the message out to New York's rural towns that they may ban landfills, or regulate waste facilities as stringently as they deem reasonable to protect the future of their water, air, roads, and community.