Early this week the City Council will consider Intro 1574-A that would eliminate New York City's successful open-market system for managing commercial waste, recycling and organics.
Instead, the City wants to take over the commercial waste system; it would create twenty “zones”, and pick just one or two companies to provide waste collection services in each zone.
Sooner or later, just two companies could control the entire city, destroying an industry with decades of proud and responsible service to keeping New York City clean and its businesses well-served.
Dozens of companies could be forced out of business, with hundreds of workers affected. 12,000 tons of trash, recyclables and organics would be up for grabs.