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New York City Council Passes Controversial Waste Bill

July 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

A long-awaited—and often times contentious—bill that would cap the amount of waste handled by three New York City communities passed by a City Council vote of 32-13 this week.

The Intro 157 legislation, known as the “waste equity bill,” targets North Brooklyn, South Bronx and Southeast Queens—home to 26 of the city’s 38 waste transfer stations.

Supporters of the legislation, including Council Member Antonio Reynoso, lead sponsor of the bill, Teamsters Local 813 and other advocacy organizations, say low-income communities of color have been “overburdened” and currently handle a staggeringly disproportionate amount of the city’s waste.

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