Feds approve East Side garbage transfer station
Despite protests from Upper East Side residents, the federal government gave the greenlight Sunday for the city's new garbage transfer station.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's permit is the final approval needed for the $240 million project that would create a station at East 91st Street.
In a statement Sunday, Deputy Mayor Cas Halloway said work could begin at the end of the year and the station would open in three years. Once completed, garbage trucks will take fewer trips New Jersey landfills.
Residents who live near the proposed station have complained that the smell and noise of the garbage vehicles would disturb their neighborhood.
Halloway reassured that the facility will be safe and not infringe on their quality of life.