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City commercial recycling rate plummeted as low as 19%, according to new study

You might as well just toss that paper into the plastic bin at work.

The city’s already abysmal commercial recycling rate has plummeted to as low as 19%, according to a new study that will be released Friday to coincide with Earth Day.

That’s well below the national average of 34%, and 10 points lower than the city’s own average of 29% in a 2004 study, the report from the environmental coalition Transform Don’t Trash found.

Brooklyn residents hope to shut down waste transfer station

Bushwick residents who live around a busy waste transfer station on Thames St. are on a mission to get the facility shut down — claiming the noxious odors and fumes are enough to make people sick.

“They’re supposed to keep the garage door closed and their trucks off the sidewalks,” said neighborhood activist Ben Weinstein. “Their trucks are only supposed to idle three minutes — instead they do it for hours. They’re not following the laws.”