From CBS 2:
There was a move Thursday to spin garbage into gold.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's thinking about plugging his budget gap by charging New York City residents a fee for trash removal.
City residents produce 11,000 tons of trash every day. Collecting it is covered by taxes.
But there is a proposal to separate garbage collection from general taxes, and charge people for what they throw away, based on how much it is.
Plenty of New Yorkers are turning up their nose at the idea.
"I'm very much against it," one resident said.
"I think we pay a lot of taxes already," another added.
Mayor Bloomberg said while a trash fee is far from "in the bag," he refused to rule it out as the city struggles with a financial crisis.
"Everything will be on the table," Bloomberg said.