Sunday, August 12, 2012

This school's trash just stinks

From the Queens Courier:

Residents in Bell Park Gardens are raising a stink about a school sidewalk across the street that they say has grown to be a rancid repository for piles of garbage.

“It stinks like a garbage room and it’s an eyesore,” said a neighboring resident who wished to remain anonymous. “We didn’t buy a very expensive co-op to look at this and be part of this.”

Some of the Bayside co-op owners who live across the street from P.S. 46 said they’ve been dealing with the repulsive refuse problem for four years. Dozens of garbage bags — full of milk cartons, leftover lunch and paper artwork — sit for hours on the sidewalk, posing as an attraction for local wildlife and an invitation for litter, they said.

“Sometimes it’s out for days,” said resident Trish M., who did not want to give her last name. “It’s not that much of a bother to me, but there is a lot of garbage.”

Kathy Dawkins, a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Sanitation, said the Alley Pond School is on the agency’s summer school route and receives seven garbage, four paper, and three metal, glass and plastic collections a week.

The school custodians are under the same sanitation requirements as local homeowners, Dawkins said, which means they must place receptacles out on the sidewalk by the curb no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before their scheduled collection and no earlier than 4 p.m. from October 1 to April 1.

But co-op shareholders said the remaining debris and slimy residue are left sitting on the sidewalk overnight until at least 7 a.m. when they said school custodians come out to sweep. By then, they said another load of trash is put out for the next pickup cycle and remnants of the rubbish find its way to neighboring properties.


Anonymous said...

If it was an evil corporate entity causing the problem the city government would be all over this. It would be a great chance to raise revenue.
But there is no chance of raising revenue if it's the sh!ty causing the problem.

Anonymous said...

Why don't the residents of these "very expensive co-ops" organize a protest against the school custodians union?

If you can get them to work in Bayside, then share the secret with the rest of the city.

Anonymous said...

“We didn’t buy a very expensive co-op to look at this and be part of this.”

You have to be retarded to buy next to an existing school, and the garbage is the least of the concerns.

Anonymous said...

"You have to be retarded to buy next to an existing school...."

Back in the day, it was considered good to be as close to schools as possible. But back then kids were more mindful of their behavior.

Anonymous said...

They do this at IS 25 too. Gross!

Anonymous said...

At least that garbage is in bags and they don't contain butchered animal carcasses . Wanna experience garbage and smells ?
Take a ride through Springs or Springs Fireplace out in the East Hampton

Anonymous said...

I'm damn well sure that the school's administration stinks worse!