When Rudy Giuliani signed an agreement to close Fresh Kills landfill by 2001, it was more of a thank-you to Staten Island for the election than a concrete sanitation-disposal plan. A decade later, the interim plan — which calls for city sanitation trucks to drop off our trash at transfer stations in minority neighborhoods like Hunts Point and Jamaica before long-haul trucks drive it out to landfills in Pennsylvania and Viriginia — is still in place … Rather than three barges a day taking the city’s trash to Fresh Kills, roughly 600 eighteen-wheelers head out of the city every day from those thirteen transfer stations.

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