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City Council Members Slam Plan To Charge Non-Profits For Trash Pickup

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New York City Sanitation Truck (file / credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New York City Sanitation Truck (file / credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - City Council members from all five boroughs are vowing to stop a Bloomberg administration plan to charge non-profits for garbage pickup.

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Council member David Greenfield says it’s just the beginning.

“This is a line in the sand. The bottom line is that if we see a non-profit trash tax, I promise you the next thing the city is coming for is your residences,” said Greenfield.

Says Greenfield, this is how it all begins.

“They’re gonna say ‘Okay, we can make a quick buck off the non-profits.’ They’re gonna ‘Great. We made $17 million.’ The next thing you know the city of New York is gonna come and they’re gonna say ‘Hey. We’re gonna start charging you $10 for every single container of garbage that you wanna throw out,” he said, adding that this has to be stopped here, calling this a line in the sand.

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