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Pushback against privatizing waste collection in Burlington, Vermont

Expanding democratic ownership

Burlington, Vermont is in the process of consolidating its fractured, inefficient, carbon intensive waste collection system. Centrists on the city council are advocating for the new system to be semi-privatized. Progressives are pushing back with an effort to bring the consolidated system into public-ownership.

Gene Bergman interviews Thomas Hanna of The Democracy Collaborative about local, democratic public ownership, remunicipalization, and trash collection in Burlington.

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