City Council votes on plan that would reduce garbage trucks trips in the Bronx
The City Council is set to vote on the mayor's new waste management plan Wednesday; a plan many say would greatly benefit the Bronx. Mayor Bloomberg?s (R-NY) trash removal plan calls for garbage to be shipped by barges instead of trucks, with each borough processing its own trash. This means there would be 350 fewer round trips made by garbage trucks through the Bronx each day. The city's Independent Budget Office says Bloomberg?s plan would initially cost $100 million more a year than the current system. Supporters, however, say it's cost effective and could save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next two decades.