Hundreds Of New York City Students Speak Out To “Dump The Dump” Joined By Local Elected Officials, Film & TV Star Caroline Sunshine, Upper West, New York Jets Kicker Nick Folk, And Youth Performance Groups
NEW YORK, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Residents for Sane Trash Solutions (RFSTS), a community based volunteer organization opposed to construction of the East 91st Street garbage dump hosts a free community concert event with hundreds of New York city students speaking out to “Dump the Dump,” featuring film & TV star Caroline Sunshine, Upper West, New York Jets Kicker Nick Folk, and New York City youth performance groups, joined by elected officials, to stop construction of a garbage transfer station at the Asphalt Green community athletic facility.
The concert on Friday, June 1st from 4:30-7 p.m. at 90th Street and York Avenue also features performances by City Kids, Symphonic Supertonic, Sweet N’ Low, The Elite Marching Band, Kylie Edmond, and Fly Baby Drummer. “Dump the Dump” t-shirts will be given to the first 1,000 event attendees.
RFSTS is a community based volunteer organization created to fight the construction of the East 91st Street garbage dump in the East Harlem/Yorkville community located at the Asphalt Green community athletic facility.
“The City must find cost effective solutions that do not impact public health. To destroy neighborhoods, adversely impact adults and children, and fuel runaway costs is not only inequitable it is bad public policy,” said Jed Garfield, president of Residents for Sane Trash Solutions.
The waste facility set to be built in the East Harlem/Yorkville community would cost an estimated $554 million over two decades–a price tag that further outraged members of the RFSTS, who vehemently oppose the proposed garbage facility.
The total long-term estimated cost of the E. 91st St. garbage transfer facility is now over $600 million using City-generated IBO estimates. RFSTS independent consultants projects an even higher construction cost between $275 million and $400 million.
About Residents for Sane Trash Solutions
Residents for Sane Trash Solutions is a community based volunteer organization opposing the construction of the East 91st Street garbage dump near the East Harlem and Yorkville communities and the Asphalt Green community athletic facility. The City Council recently allocated $225 million to construct a new ten-story solid waste processing plant on the site of the former Marine Transfer Station (MTS), adjacent to Asphalt Green, the East River Esplanade and Carl Schurz Park and 280 feet from the largest Public Housing complex in New York City. The new plant – larger than any existing or planned facility in the City and the only municipal facility planned in a residential community – would operate 24 hours a day, six days a week. For further information, please visit sanetrash.org.
SOURCE Residents for Sane Trash Solutions