Now, in a new large complex being developed in Manhattan, there will be no garbage trucks, only pneumatic tubes to carry trash.
The system should decrease the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills: residents will be able to drop recyclables and compost into designated chutes right outside their doors. By replacing trucks, the tubes will also cut down on noise and pollution—and, hopefully, on rats.
So, are pneumatic tubes the answer? Or should we all be generating less trash in the first place?