Trash plan would reduce number of garbage trucks seen in the Bronx
There is a new plan in the works to change the way the Bronx and city move waste. Much of the trash produced by neighboring boroughs is dumped in the Bronx and moved out by truck. For years, Hunts Point has been a dumping ground for garbage, but according to Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY) the number of garbage trucks may be dramatically reduced. Bloomberg estimates the new 20-year trash plan would eliminate 625 waste transfer truck trips per day. Bloomberg also said the plan would end the city's reliance on long haul trucking and clear residential streets and major highways in the Bronx.