From Eyewitness News:
Common sense might tell you that there's no way to move 3,000 tons of garbage a day without attracting birds. The city has convinced the FAA and the Port Authority that it can, and can do it right next to LaGuardia Airport.
It's been eight years since the city used a facility in Queens for trash. Now it wants to spend $125 million to double its size and re-open it as a an enclosed trash transfer station. It will take in more than 3,000 tons of garbage daily, put it in sealed containers and onto barges. And it's just 2,000 feet from one of the busiest runways in the world.