NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Trash Plan Garnering Criticism

New York -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s trash plan proposal has some residents concerned about its costs. City residents have argued for years that the trash plan needed to be more environmentally friendly and fair to each of the city’s boroughs, and this new plan has solved those problems, according to the New York Times. But, under the mayor’s new plan, the city would pay $500 million more over the next 20 years than it would under the current trash plan, according to the newspaper.

The proposed plan raises costs per ton to between $105 and $115, up from the $75 it currently pays. The city also would use trains and barges more than trucks to transport waste out of state. The city council, which has some members who are skeptics of the proposal, has to approve the mayor’s plan before it can go into effect. The council is to hold hearing this week to discuss the plan’s cost.