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Closing Fresh Kills Means Mounting Costs to Dispose of New York City’s Garbage

Author: Zero Waste New York

On February 5, 2001, the New York City
Department of Sanitation (DOS) will take the final step
towards closing the Fresh Kills landfill when it begins
to export the 3,300 tons of residential and institutional
trash generated daily in Queens—the last remaining
waste going to Fresh Kills. The closure of Fresh Kills
and export of the city’s trash mostly by truck to disposal
sites outside the city have driven up DOS’s operating
expenditures by over 50 percent since fiscal year 1997.

Click here to view the document: Costs-of-Closing-Fresh-Kills-IBO

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