Almost everything costs more in New York City — including the cost of hauling away garbage.
The city’s trash came in as the most expensive in the nation to collect at $251 a ton in a survey by the Citizens Budget Commission.
By comparison, Washington, DC, paid $182.
At the bottom of the heap, Arlington, Texas, pulled off something of a fiscal miracle by spending a paltry $7 a ton on waste removal, though that was in 2009.
Still, that year New York City taxpayers shelled out $228.