Talk Trash City is a series of fun, energetic conversations intended to critique fresh ideas about handling NYC's waste.

Our aim is to create a vibrant and useful dialogue between industry experts and innovators so that ambitious goals can become real, sustainable progress.


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Eadaoin Quinn

is an environmental educator focused on promoting waste reduction. She has been at Sims Municipal Recycling for four years, where she runs their new Recycling Education Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Eadaoin hopes that Talk Trash City will strengthen NYC's community of waste professionals while introducing more people to the challenges of keeping their city clean in an environmentally progressive way.

Laura Rosenshine

is the founder of Common Ground Compost, an organization based in NYC dedicated to helping commercial businesses compost while providing information and education for anyone and everyone interested in composting. Talk Trash City will bring fun, creativity, and business innovation to how we view and manage our waste stream.

Louise bruce

has devoted her career to building the capacity to compost organic waste in NYC and beyond. She currently works for the NYC Department of Sanitation and serves and advisor for national dialogues about composting, inclduing the Cultivating Community Composting Forum and the US Composting Council's Annual Conference.

Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli

sees a silver lining around the urban waste cloud. She has founded and operated urban waste management and sustainability programs, and is now working with Common Ground Compost. The wheels towards system transformation are already in motion, and Meredith sees Talk Trash City as part of a global  network propelling the materials management industry into this century.

Talk Trash City is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, as part of their Citizen Action Program. 

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The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands and sustain communities.

Thanks to this sponsorship, all donations to Talk Trash City are tax deductible.


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