Waste hauler BFI Transfer Systems is urging the adoption of a plan to move New York City garbage by train to landfills in New Jersey – a plan it says will remove 1,000 garbage trucks from New Jersey highways and local roads each day.

BFI transportation manager David Iverson said using a single large freight train will “reduce traffic congestion, and the cost associated with the wear and tear on county, state and federal highways.”

BFI added that using trucks and incineration, as opposed to trains and landfills, would produce more than three times as much oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile ozone compounds (VOC), eighteen times as much carbon dioxide and eight times as much fine particulate.