New Articles: The moral economies of recycling in England and Sweden & Compost, domestic practice, and the transformation of alternative toilet cultures around Skaneateles Lake, NY

Photo by Staten Isand Advance/Steve White. January 4, 2013.

Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Sanitation on Hurricane Sandy

Image from The Funambulist by LĂ©opold Lambert.

A Review of Infrapolitics: The Social Life of Water in Mumbai

A sanitation worker teams up with members of the National Guard to clear debris in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Sanitation Workers: Hurricane Sandy’s First Responders

Post-Sandy "short dump" at Jacob Riis Park. November 13, 2012. Photo by Michael Anton, DSNY.

Trash, debris, or neither? The Nature of Waste During Disaster

Image from photo-narrative project "Chasing Sanitation"

Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge

Fresh Kills, 1973. Photo by Chester Higgins

A history of New York City’s solid waste management in photographs

A view of the Perungudi dump yard in Chennai. File photo from The Hindu.

Chennai Waste, Part 3: Perungudi: A fortress of trash


CFP: Urban Sanitation Before the Sanitary Revolution

J. Campbell Cory, The Cartoonist’s Art, 1911.

A review of The Perfect Food and the Filth Disease: Milk, Typhoid Fever, and the Science of State Medicine in Victorian Britain, 1850-1900


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