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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."