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Court Dismisses Industry Challenge to NYC Waste Equity Law

A New York Supreme Court judge on October 4 ruled to dismiss a challenge from the waste industry to Local Law 152, better known as the waste equity bill, which requires more than 20 transfer stations located in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx to reduce their capacity by as much as 33 to 50 percent when their permits come up for renewal.

The law was originally passed by a City Council vote of 32-13 in July 2018 and focuses mainly on the neighborhoods of North Brooklyn, Southeast Queens and the South Bronx, all of which are considered “low-income communities and communities of color” and are home to 26 of the city’s 38 waste transfer stations.

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