Trash talk flew yesterday on a bill sponsored by Councilman Bill Green, which would put tighter restrictions on dumpster owners. The legislation is up for final passage Thursday.

Joseph Mahoney, executive vice president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, yesterday asked Green to hold off on the bill until after Council's summer recess. In a letter to Green, Mahoney said he was concerned about the cost to businesses and would like more time for talks about the legislation.

Green promptly wrote back, noting that talks have been ongoing for some time and the Chamber was invited to a recent meeting and declined to attend. He also noted that the city is often dubbed "Filthadelphia" and that this legislation would help the city deal with its trash problem.

You can read the text of the bill here.