A Chat with Leave No Footprint
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Do you have piles of stuff (batteries, clothing, paint, light bulbs, bags, electronics) that should not be thrown away but you’re too busy to bring it to the proper recycling/donation location? Leave No Footprint, is a pickup service focused on recycling the “trash” that NYC facilities cannot.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was constantly frustrated by seeing items in the trash that could be recycled, reused or upcycled. So I put my Masters in Environmental Science to good use and started Leave No Footprint, a service that will pick up almost anything and divert it from the landfill through recycling or donation.
What do you love most about your job?
Making a tangible difference in protecting the environment. Thousands of pounds of trash has been diverted from the landfill through this service.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Almost all of my customers thank me for starting a much-needed service.