Operation Wasteland

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Operation Wasteland was an undercover investigation into organized crime control of the waste disposal industry in New York City.

The investigation resulted in the indictment and conviction of over one hundred participants in price-fixing and bid rigging of waste hauling contracts in the city.

The story is detailed in the book, Takedown, the Fall of the Last Mafia Empire (ISBN 0399148752; ISBN 9780399148750), by Detective Rick Cowan and co-author Douglas Century. The story is also detailed in the book, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage (ISBN 9781595581204; ISBN 1595581200), by Heather Rogers on pages 191-194.

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