RECYCLING PUSH FOR THE LONG HAUL
by SALLY GOLDENBERG, NY Post
Garbage costs are piling up.
Moving trash from a Brooklyn transfer station to other states via rail instead of traditional garbage trucks costs $134 per ton -- up from $85 per ton last year, according to the city's Independent Budget Office.
So the city should consider more recycling, says IBO Chief of Staff Doug Turetsky.
"While it has cost more to collect and dispose of a ton of recyclables than a ton of trash, the difference is narrowing as the cost of exporting garbage to landfills and incinerators outside the city rises," Turetsky said.