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NYC appoints new sanitation commissioner

New York City’s Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Environmental Protection, now finds herself in charge of one of the world’s biggest sanitation systems.


New York City’s Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Environmental Protection, now finds herself in charge of one of the world’s biggest sanitation systems.

Kathryn Garcia, the second woman to hold the post, was appointed by the Mayor. Garcia says she plans to focus NYC on moving towards a complete composing system.

Garcia will succeed John Doherty, who has resigned and will leave March 28, 2014. Doherty began his career with the department as a trash collector in 1960.

Mayor Bill De Blasio said that change will be good for the environment and for taxpayers.

Garcia will take over as commissioner April 1, 2014.


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