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NYC City Council Asks for Hold on Organic Recycling Contracts

NYC City Council Asks for Hold on Organic Recycling Contracts

Several city council members in New York City have sent a letter to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio asking him to put a hold on any new organics recycling contracts. The council members are concerned about areas that are already overburdened being further impacted.

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"We must ask that your office place a hold on any contracts that would increase the amount of waste sent to communities that are already overburdened by waste processing facilities," said the letter, which was also signed by Councilmen Steve Levin, I. Daneek Miller and Rafael Salamanca.

The request came after a testy exchange between Reynoso and Garcia at Friday's sanitation budget hearing. Reynoso scolded Garcia for not doing more to reduce the amount of trash that gets shipped to and transferred from sections of north Brooklyn, southeast Queens and the South Bronx.

"I'm extremely disappointed that we haven't been more creative or thoughtful" about how trash is distributed in the city, he said.

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