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

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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  1. midi-man says:

    I pay property taxes for trash removal. Have you forgot Mayor !

    1. KPMc says:

      Yes… and businesses pay for private sanitation.

      Non-profits have other bills (rent, utilities, salaries) they pay out of the revenue they generate, why is it so wrong to ask them to pay for garbage pickup too?

      Not saying I agree but this idea that ALL non-profits should be subsidized by me and you is ludicrous!

    2. KPMc says:

      Yes… and businesses pay for private sanitation.

      Non-profits have other bills (rent, utilities, salaries) they pay out of the revenue they generate, why is it so wrong to ask them to pay for garbage pickup too?

      Not saying I agree but this idea that ALL non-profits should be subsidized by me and you is silly!

    3. SAN MAN FROM QUEENS says:

      @ midi-man,
      You made a good point. The city will just keep picking up non profits for free but you the taxpayer will cover the cost of fuel, manpower and the most costly part of the trash business.. Trucking it out of state…. since NYC does not have the Fresh Kills landfill anymore. When you get sick and tired of paying for everone’s free service you can sell your house and move down south.. hopefully you will buy a house next to a landfill that is loaded with fresh NYC… garbage…..

  2. Jimmy says:

    Is Bloomberg the greediest man that ever lived on earth or what?

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