NEW YORK Foodservice industry leaders are urging City Hall to lessen local restaurants' attraction for rats by permitting the eateries to install garbage disposals, according to local press reports. But New York's environmental-protection department has reportedly balked at the request, citing concerns about the potential hazard of churning that much solid waste through the city's sewer pipes. Acitywide ban on garbage disposals was lifted for residences about a decade ago, but the ...

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