There was no shortage of trash talk exchanged between New York and Philadelphia during the recently concluded 2009 World Series (congratulations, Yankees â¦ AGAIN). But thatâs not the only trash traveling between the two cities.
This week, the New York Times featured a well-written story about New Yorkâs mutually beneficial waste exporting relationship, in which it pays other municipalities â including the Pennsylvania communities of Morrisville, Tullytown and Falls Township â to accept its refuse. Rather than resent the constant stream of trash from New Yorkers, residents of these Phillies-loving towns reap rich financial benefits. They even exhibit pride in their modern landfills, a far cry from New Yorkâs maligned Fresh Kills landfill, the closing of which necessitated this arrangement in the first place.