marine transfer station
The access ramp, which would have hundreds of garbage trucks running on it daily, was set to run through the Asphalt Green recreational facility.
“This incident should never have happened,” the Department of Sanitation and Department of Design and Construction said in a joint statement.
The incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at Asphalt Green on York Avenue at 91st Street.
The city has long maintained that marine transfer stations are the best solution.