New Jersey Won't Help NYC with Trash

Linden, N.J. -- According to a spokesman for New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, the state will not support waterfront transfer stations for New York's trash.

Since its Fresh Kills Landfill was closed, New York has been evaluating its waste management plans, including a proposal to retrofit eight marine transfer stations that would send sealed garbage to disposal facilities in other states. Then, late last year, New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bradley Campbell said Linden was being considered as a possible waterfront garbage transfer station to assist in managing New York City's trash.

However, today, McGreevey's spokesman said that New York needs to resolve its own trash problems without relying on the Garden State.