Date: July 20, 2016
Source: Transform Donít Trash NYC
An advocacy group says that small businesses are likely to be overcharged under New York City's recently adopted recycling regulations unless the city takes action. The report "Reforming for a Better Deal: How to Align Cost Savings, Sustainability and Stability in NYC's Commercial Waste System," published by the Transform Don't Trash NYC coalition, recommends that the city adopt policies similar to those adopted in other model cities to root out inefficiencies, add billing transparency, and incentivize efficiencies. That includes creating commercial zones, which the de Blasio administration is currently evaluating as part of its OneNYC plan, where private sanitation companies could bid to be the exclusive commercial waste provider. The report points to model cities around the country that have already successfully enacted this policy, including San Francisco, Seattle and Oakland.