From the NY Post:
A Post investigation found there's little recycling going on in city green spaces, but the more shocking news is how waste collected in parks gets dumped.
Not only are routine recyclables like bottles, cans and paper being sent to landfills, but so is other waste that is supposed to be trashed separately, such as animal carcasses, medical waste and bins of used kitchen oil, according to some longtime parks employees responsible for garbage pickups.
One worker said supervisors routinely give orders like "make sure it all disappears," meaning dump everything on garbage trucks, because it's the fastest solution for cleaning parks.
"Not much gets recycled. We pick up everything -- furniture, concrete, even dead animals," said a worker whose route covers parts of Brooklyn parks.