Check out this photo and in-depth article posted on Gotham Gazette, always a prime source for trash news. New York City’s marine transfer stations—the loading docks once used to dump trash out of dump trucks and onto barges, back when we had a working landfill just down river in Staten Island—have been at the heart of municipal sanitation politics for years now. Every borough has at least one, but the richer neighborhoods are fighting hard to keep theirs closed.
The latest argument being tossed out there by the posher set is that using one such dock as a recycling plant would interrupt plans for a new park. Clearly these guys don’t travel uptown all that much.