Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sanitation policy is trash
Department of Sanitation policy says that residents cannot place garbage on the curb until 5 p.m. the day before collection. Between Oct. 1 and April 1 it can be placed outside after 4 p.m.
Senator Tony Avella called the policy garbage, and that the Sanitation Department never went through the proper avenues to establish the regulation.
“It involves a public comment period. You have to advertise that you’re doing this and allow the public to comment on it. They never did that,” he said.
Avella has demanded that the city eliminate the policy or pass it through the proper channels. He has also asked the city to refund money to anybody who was ticketed under the policy.