An interesting look at Mayor Bloomberg's struggles with developing a good waste plan in the NY Times. One of the main complaints about the current waste plan is that the streets are congested with trucks carrying garbage. The Mayor would like garbage to be carried by barge and train, and wants to reopen certainly garbage transfer stations, but his proposed plan seems to be more expensive than initially thought. City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, whose district is targetted for one of the potential reopened transfer stations, and others are using the new cost analysis as reasons why the Mayor's plan is flawed (and why the Mayor stinks). But, wouldn't you know it, the NRDC supports Bloomberg's plan because it does get the trucks off the road.
The City has a website that tells you how to waste less: NYC Wasteless, complete with cartoon characters. There was a cool Times article about the Department of Sanitation almost two weeks ago.