Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Is Garbage a Product of Bad Design?

New York City is an island of imported goods. The city’s main export, though, is trash.

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) heaves more than 12,000 tons of waste each day; private haulers are conscripted to lug some festering freight, too. Though some organics or recyclables are diverted, most of the debris ends up offloaded in landfills hundreds of miles away.

But before garbage is carted off, it’s a quality of life issue on the ground. With bags heaped high, curbs and sidewalks become canyons th…