Environment & Energy Report

New York City Adopts Cap on Trash Depots; Court Challenge Looms

Aug. 16, 2018, 6:38 PM

Legislation limiting the permitted capacity of solid waste transfer stations in three low-income districts in New York City’s outer boroughs was signed into law Aug. 16 by Mayor Bill de Blasio (D).

But a waste industry association is proceeding with plans to sue the city within 120 days to block its implementation.

The measure (Intro. No. 157-2018) is aimed at cutting air pollution from garbage trucks and addressing other harmful environmental effects tied to the transfer stations, where private carters load solid waste for long-haul shipment to landfills and incinerators.

“For far too long, a few...

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