ORAL TESTIMONY OF
ACTION ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP
RONALD S. BERGAMINI, CEO
NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION (DSNY)
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CWZ DGEIS
MARCH 14, 2019
My name is Ron Bergamini. I am the CEO of Action Environmental Group, the parent company of Action Carting, NYC’s largest hauler of solid waste & recycling materials. We will be submitting further substantive written comments on the draft environmental impact statement.
Today I would like to comment on a single topic – the choice between single hauler (“single”) and multiple hauler zones (“multiple”).
Of the two choices, Action strongly supports the single model. The single model produces the greatest reduction in VMT’s, safer operations, the highest potential for recycling, clearest accountability, easiest integration with other City services, and fair pricing. The alternative, a multiple model, would compromise all of these goals. This option seems no better than today’s while essentially creating 20 mini New York Cities.