Friday, May 20, 2011
Maybe that wasn't a good idea after all
From the Brooklyn Paper:
Some Bay Ridgites are saying that litter along Fourth Avenue has gotten worse since the city removed public garbage cans at the request of a local panel that thought doing so would make the neighborhood cleaner.
At the request of Community Board 10, the Department of Sanitation removed 14 trash cans from Fourth Avenue between Ovington Avenue and 68thttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifh Street on May 9 as part of a test to see if the removal of the cans — which had become magnets for household trash — would decrease the amount of litter in the area.
But the litter has gotten worse.
The removal of the cans comes a year after CB10 voted to ask the agency to get rid of them because they would overflow with trash — usually after residents illegally dumped household waste in them.
The agency initially ignored the board’s request, but in April of this year, it said it would remove the cans.
Meanwhile, Astoria's 34th Avenue just got trash cans.