A bill that would create exclusive zones for the commercial-waste industry across the city could change before it is voted on next month, its sponsor said.
City Councilman Antonio Reynoso said he is considering taking out a portion of his bill that would require private trash collectors, or carters, to bid on 20 zones within the five boroughs, with a goal of having a single company operating in each zone. The legislation seeks to address environmental and worker-safety issues in the current system.
“We have other things that the sanitation department wants to offer or to talk about that can really speak to the environmental justice piece that doesn’t necessarily mean we need to do exclusive zones,” Mr. Reynoso, a Democrat who represents neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, said in an interview.
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