Response to “Private Carting Study”

10/03/2016

September 6, 2016

Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner
Department of Sanitation
125 Worth Street
New York, NY, 10013

Dear Commissioner Garcia,

I am writing in response to the “Private Carting Study” released on August 17, 2016 to better understand how a potential zoned system would impact my residential district and the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station:

  • Will a zone collection system require private carters to dump commercial waste in the same zone where it is picked up?
  • Will a zone collection system require private carters who collect waste from multiple zones in Manhattan to dump all of their trash at the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station?
  • Will a zone collection system require private carters who collect waste from multiple zones spanning multiple boroughs to dump their trash at the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station?
  • Will a zone collection system preclude participating private carters from tipping in industrial zones outside New York City (like New Jersey where DSNY currently tips residential waste from Manhattan)?

Earlier this year the Upper East Side experienced the death of a public housing resident who was hit by a commercial garbage truck. Now many residents in my district have expressed valid concern over the amount of commercial garbage truck traffic expected in the neighborhood if the new carting plan goes into effect and how it may impact our neighborhood in conjunction with the Marine Transfer Station.

Sincerely,

Ben Kallos
Council Member

http://benkallos.com/sites/default/files/DSNY_Letter_ZonedCollectionPlan_20160906_PW_JJ_BK.Final_docx.pdf