We are a grassroots coalition of block and residents’ associations working for comprehensive, environmentally safe waste management policies and environmental justice.
More than 20 years ago we formed The Sanitation Coalition to work on quality of life issues. Our two biggest associations are Grant Houses and Morningside Gardens, post World War II housing complexes about 10 blocks north of Columbia University’s Morningside campus. Grant Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development, has1,940 units and Morningside Gardens, a middle class cooperative, has almost 1,000 apartments.
We decided correctly that “in unity there is strength”. Since that time we have been a force in the community.
We have given hands-on recycling workshops all over the district to tenants and “supers”. The most Herculean pilot project that we undertook was bringing recycling to all 1940 apartments in Grant Houses.