Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Queens nabes full of trash

From the NY Post:

Queens neighborhoods are at the top of the heap in garbage collection, leading the city with 160,000 tons of trash picked up by the city's Department of Sanitation last year.

The district encompassing Jamaica, St. Albans and Springfield Gardens swept the field, with an output of 82,124 tons of trash, followed by the district that includes Flushing, College Point and Whitestone, with 77,081 tons.

In third place, the district that collects from the south shore of Staten Island dumped 70,249 tons, while the Upper East Side weighed in with a close 69,744 tons. Borough Park in Brooklyn trailed in fifth place, with 67,869 tons.


From the Queens Chronicle:

While the Department of Sanitation makes a diligent effort to keep all city streets clean, especially those in high density and high traffic areas, the task has become increasingly difficult since the agency’s budget was slashed by $80 million for the 2010 fiscal year, according to agency spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins.

The department has also found that a large number of litter baskets are overflowing or being abused, Dawkins said and stressed that the receptacles are intended for pedestrian litter only and not for household or commercial waste.

She did not address the corner trash DeLeon said is not being picked up at all, but said she would inform the Sanitation Enforcement Division to monitor Hillside Avenue.

DeLeon, meanwhile, said he plans to go to an area mosque and speak with the imam. Since most of the residents in the area are Indian and Muslim, he believes that perhaps a religious leader would be able to convince them to crack down on the unsanitary conditions.

6 comments:

CntrySigns said...

It was so embarrassing marching down Myrtle ave for the memorial day parade and seeing over flowing garbage cans. I don't plan to invite family to come see me march next year unless we clean up our act.
Residents can contact their community board for special colored garbage bags and go out and at least keep it contained until sanitation can come and get it.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see more cell phone/texting enforcement also.....

Anonymous said...

said he plans to go to an area mosque and speak with the imam. Since most of the residents in the area are Indian and Muslim.

What's he going to do - call Osama Bin Ladin for assistance to annihilate the garbage? It seems those problem areas on sanitation Dept Routes be monitored and referred. The DSNY does a great job but the bureaucracy is typically the issue (big wigs). Other than that I suspect not much care goes into Queens by the Mayor who redirects our taxes to clean Manhattan instead.

Anonymous said...

The department has also found that a large number of litter baskets are overflowing or being abused, Dawkins said and stressed that the receptacles are intended for pedestrian litter only and not for household or commercial waste.
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Or maybe its because DSNY decided to stop daily pickup from public garbage cans along its major streets??? If i am correct, they only pick up those cans now when they do local residential trash (meaning just 2x a week).

Good work, guys!


I've noticed that since this started, some of the cans have "vanished" from some corners (like outside 7-11). Im sure the business owners are tired of the piles of trash out in front of their shops.

Anonymous said...

We always get calls from someone, as often a city agency, or the press, and they want to do a story on Queens.

It is always the immigrant angle. When I query the intern they say its what their (namelss, faceless) boss is pushing.

When I suggest a whole host of topics that doesn't milk this very tired cow they alway say they will get back to me ... and never do.

The point is that Queens is now tiresomely, tediously, immigrant (except of course the Tower People and their world - funny how that is below this relentless agenda)

So dear people, since you reelect the same morons over and over again, you live in an immigrant area.

Which means you get shit services and you get immigrant stadards in garbage, noise, and filth.

Either demand changes, or accept it.

Deke DaSilva said...

Queens neighborhoods are at the top of the heap in garbage

Hence the name of this blog - Queens Crap