New York City is the city with the most trash in its streets, with an estimated 12,000 tons of garbage produced daily.
Los Angeles comes in second, with an estimated 10,000 tons of trash produced daily.
Chicago is third on the list, with an estimated 7,000 tons of trash produced daily.
High population density, poor waste management infrastructure, and poor waste reduction education cause garbage buildup in these cities.
Recycling initiatives, trash reduction education, and waste management infrastructure investments are being undertaken to solve the problem.
New York City has launched a Zero Waste initiative with the goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030.
Los Angeles has implemented a Clean Streets program that aims to reduce litter and illegal dumping.
Chicago's pilot initiative tells waste management employees when public garbage cans need to be emptied using sensors.