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The Organization of Waterfront Neighborhoods (OWN) is a citywide community based coalition formed to address the common threat to New York City neighborhoods presented by solid waste transfer stations. OWN's members - over 20 community based groups from the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, South Bronx, East NY, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Southeast Queens, Washington Heights and Harlem - have joined together to find an equitable and environmentally sound solution to waste handling in New York City.

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Marine Transfer Stations - NYC

A single barge can carry as much garbage as twenty-eight tractor trailer trucks. By building marine transfer stations and barging New York City's garbage, the City can reduce waste related truck traffic in the City by more than 3 million miles annually. Cutting diesel powered truck traffic will improve air quality across the city, cut carbon emissions, reduce traffic congestion, trim maintenance costs for our roads and bridges, and improve quality of life. To download a pdf version of this map click here.

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Rail Transfer Stations - NYC

A single train hauling 17 railcars can carry as much garbage as 55 tractor-trailer trucks. By building rail transfer stations and exporting waste by train, the City can reduce waste related truck traffic in the City. Cutting diesel powered truck traffic will improve air quality across the city, cut carbon emissions, reduce traffic congestion, trim maintenance costs for our roads and bridges, and improve quality of life.  To download a pdf version of this map click here.

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Waste Transfer Stations - NYC

The South Bronx and the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek host a combined 32 waste transfer stations (WTS). Collectively, these WTS handle over 60% of the 12 million tons of waste moving through WTS in NYC annually. Because WTS are not evenly distributed throughout the City and because most WTS use tractor-trailers for export, disposing of NYC's waste generates unnecessary truck traffic and pollution. By utilizing marine and rail transfer stations in closer proximity to collection vehicle routes, the City can alleviate waste related environmental impacts for the whole City. To download a pdf version of this map click here.

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Waste Transfer Stations - Newtown Creek by Newtown Creek Alliance

There are 19 waste transfer stations within a 1/4 mile of Newtown Creek. Together they handle almost 5 million tons annually or 38% of all the waste moving through waste transfer stations in New York City. To put this in perspective, the whole of Manhattan hosts only a single waste transfer station, handling approximately 270 tons of waste annually.

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HabitatMap Mon 09/15/2008, 10:52pm

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Organization of Waterfront Neighborhoods

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09/09/2008