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Hugo Neu Corp. proposes NYC recycling facility.

Hugo Neu Corp., New York, has proposed building a recycling facility in the South Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point if it receives a 20-year recycling contract from New York City.

The city issued a request for proposals for the contract to recycle its metal, glass and plastic recyclables in September.

The New York Daily News has reported cautious support for the company's plan among community groups and environmental activists, although the neighborhood already houses a sewage treatment plant, a fertilizer factory, nine waste transfer stations and a wholesale produce market, contributing to heavy truck traffic.

Kate Van Tassel, program associate for Sustainable South Bronx, told the paper, "If they do it right, it can be a good thing for the neighborhood." She mentioned that Hugo Neu has proposed servicing the facility by barge rather than truck and providing a public waterfront greenway nearby.

Van Tassel also told the New York Daily News that the quantity of recycled materials available could draw end users into the neighborhood, providing even more jobs in the area.
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Title Annotation:Municipal Recycling
Publication:Recycling Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2003
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