From the NY Post:
The garbage isn't the only thing stinking up some city sanitation routes.
New Yorkers filed 27 bribery complaints against the city's Strongest last year, alleging That trash haulers demanded money just to do their jobs, solicited bribes to haul away extra garbage and asked for cash to cart commercial waste, which they're not supposed to remove, records show.
The complaints, obtained by The Post, came from residents and building managers, who said grease-seeking haulers thrust out their palms all over town.
The complaints included 21 calls to 311 and memos to Sanitation Department brass on six internal probes by the agency -- none of which substantiated bribery allegations, a spokesman said.
Sanitation workers are required to take away residential trash and as many as six bulk items per collection day, including bags of plaster, broken rock, dirt weighing up to 60 pounds, bundles of wood and tied-up rugs.