Mayor?s sanitation plan will cut down on traffic and trash in the south Bronx

Truck traffic and trash are two things many south Bronx residents say are overloading their community. If the City Council, however, adopts Mayor Bloomberg?s (R-NY) new sanitation plan, the problems may get better. The new plan will eliminate 100,000 garbage truck trips in and out of the Bronx each year. Under the current plan, trash is collected from all of New York City and brought to a transfer station in the Bronx, where it sits until another truck transfers the garbage to a landfill.The new plan calls for transfer stations to be built throughout the city, so all the garbage does not get hauled into the Bronx. Critics, however, say the plan will cost the city an estimated $500 million over the next five years. Bloomberg says the 20-year plan will pay for itself over time. The mayor has indicated he'd like to see the plan, which will not stop private trash companies from operating in the Bronx, in place by 2007. The City Council is scheduled to have a hearing on the plan March 30.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® 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®, Time Warner® 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."