Midweek Video: Why Amsterdam Has No Garbage Day

Amsterdam’s approach to waste and recycle collection differs greatly from the North American one. Not Just Bikes shows how waste and recycle is collected underground at regular intervals within neighborhoods and picked up as needed by crews.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.