Gallery: Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facilit...

New York City makes a lot of waste — 3 million tons to be exact — and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a roll trying to divert that waste from the landfill and has now put out a request for proposal (RFP) for a waste management facility that can turn NYC’s solid refuse into energy. The city won’t help build the facility, but it promises to pay a per-ton fee for all of the refuse that it sends there once it is created. With NYC’s waste currently creating 728,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year, building a low-emissions conversion facility is a great way to lower the city’s greenhouse gasses while putting to use all the things that residents throw in the garbage can.

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1 Comment

  1. gh March 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    They are trying to build this in a RESIDENTIAL neighborhood in yorkville/upper east side. This is incredibly stupid and this website should be completely opposed to it. They are proposing to build this on the SAME BLOCK as a public park and a public recreation center.