New York City Trash Stories

New York City trash reveals the inner lives of New Yorkers.

The stories of New Yorkers, and New York City, are told through the items we abandon, discard, and decide – willingly and unwillingly – no longer serve our lives in beneficial ways. The story of us is best told by the people we used to be.

Visit more NYC Trash Stories: Bathroom, Bedroom, Clothes, Furniture, Food/Drinks, Personal, Pets, Tech, Trash Cans, Travel.

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We love a good New York City trash story, artful ensembles of discarded items, stark stand-alone pieces, and anything that engages the eyes, mind, and soul.