This Waste-Transfer Station Plan is GarbageThis Waste-Transfer Station Plan is Garbage
March 9, 2015
In a section of the job-hungry South Bronx zoned for heavy manufacturing—a mere minute or two from the Major Deegan Expressway and the RFK (Triborough) Bridge—sits a trash-transfer station. At the state-of-the-art facility, which like all such stations is enclosed to minimize odors, optical-sorting equipment and workers pull recyclable material from regular garbage so as little waste as possible ends up in landfills. Its 120 employees are paid well above minimum wage and earn promotions if they perform well. Some hail from a program that steers defendants from the criminal-justice system into productive employment.
In short, the transfer station is located exactly where it's supposed to be, hires the people who need jobs the most, pays well and helps the environment.
Now get this: At least 20 City Council members want to cut the plant off at its knees.