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February 13, 2015
New York City is holding a hearing today to listen to opposition from the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), labor unions and business leaders to a proposed bill to reduce waste transfer station capacity.
“We intend to testify that Intro. 495 (the proposed bill) will increase traffic throughout New York City and does nothing to help promote recycling,” says David Biderman, vice president of government affairs/chapter operations & general counsel for the Washington-based NWRA ”We’re also concerned about increased costs that our customers will be forced to pay if transfer station capacity is reduced.”
Biderman says that the irony when the city’s marine transfer station start opening later this year, some of the trucks targeted in the bill will begin going to the transfer stations instead. “The reductions in truck traffic and the improved quality of life that is sought by this bill will be achieved as a result of the city’s solid waste management plan,” he says.
News Editor, Waste360
Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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