Peekskill, N.Y., Reinstitutes Refuse Trucking Fee

Peekskill, N.Y. — The city of Peekskill, N.Y., has reinstituted a refuse fee in an attempt to pay for road wear and tear it says is caused by trash trucks, according to a report in The Journal News newspaper. "Under the law, any vehicle disposing of garbage, trash, debris or recyclables at either of two waste sites in Peekskill must buy a $250 annual permit from the city," the paper says.

The law is similar to one the city adopted earlier this year, and which a trade organization of area truckers has filed suit against and obtained a temporary injunction against, according to the paper. The trade organization — called the Construction Industry Council of Westchester and the Hudson Valley — will seek an injunction against the new law, its president told The Journal News. For more information, visit