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By John HerzfeldThe amount of trash going to transfer stations in three low-income New York City neighborhoods would be capped under a City Council bill aimed at cutting air pollution from trucks as well as other harmful environmental effects. But a waste industry association is mulling whether to challenge the measure in court. The bill (Intro. No. 157-2018), passed 32-13 by the Democrat-controlled council July 18, cuts capacity limits on mostly private solid waste transfer stations in North Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and Southeast Queens. Those three areas have 26 of the city’s 38 transfer stations, and those in North Brooklyn alone take in 38 percent of city’s trash. Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is expected to sign the bill, which he endorsed last August. The bill was first proposed more than 10 years ago. A coalition of community and environmental advocates sought its passage, as well as Joint Council 16 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has been fighting the growth of non-union labor in the commercial trash carting industry. Litigation... (ash Depots in Low-Income Sections Capped In New York City Bill)
New York, by comparison, has a private system for commercial waste, comprised of hundreds of competing waste collection companies. This makes it challenging for the local government to collaborate on citywide initiatives. ... (w San Francisco sends less trash to the landfill than any other major US city)
Lindquist says. Lindquist says the most likely contender for the next trash wheel is Honolulu. He says he has given presentations to Toronto, New York City, Milwaukee and Newport Beach, California. While many places show interest in investing in trash wheel technology, Lindquist says the biggest challenge is disposing of hundreds of dumpsters of collected waste. Lindquist says the Healthy Harbor Initiative is about “engaging people in the restoration of the harbor,” and Mr. Trash Wheel has put a face to that effort. “He’s really become the mascot now for the restoration of the Baltimore Harbor,” he says. “If you care about clean water in the harbor, you know who Mr. Trash Wheel is, and you follow him on social media.” ... (ltimore trash wheel cleans harbor, engages community)
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Christopher L. Cook"You can do a lot of interesting things with fuck all,” says the Scottish artist Kevin Harman when I arrive in Mount Vernon, New York, to see him at work on his piece Skip 16 (2018), a sculptural installation made from materials found in an industrial dumpster, or “lugger”, as they are known in the US disposal industry. The work is among a series created by the Edinburgh-based artist since 2006, usually on site, wherever he finds an appropriate skip. This time, the sculpture has been transported to Randall’s Island, where it takes up most of Ingleby Gallery’s stand at Frieze New York. To meet Harman last week, I took the 5 train to the end of the line and then walked 25 minutes into Westchester, just north of the Bronx. I passed innumerable auto shops, a massive street-salt pile and Saint Paul’s Church, a national historic site that was used as a British Army hospital during the Revolutionary War. (The church tower’s bell, which still hangs there today, was cast in the same foundry as Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and was buried by the parishioners to stop the British from melting it down for ammunition.)I eventually found Harman on a side street, standing next to the skip, assessing the cubic sculpture coming t... (Art Newspaper)