Monday, May 26, 2008

Wave goodbye to special leaf collection

At the same time that Mayor Bloomberg is stepping up his campaign to plant 1 million trees, the Sanitation Department plans to eliminate a special leaf-collection program due to budget cuts.

The agency pruned $2.2 million from its $1.3 billion budget for fiscal 2009 as part of a larger reduction Bloomberg imposed throughout city government to deal with the economic downturn.

Actually, Sanitation Department spokesman Vito Turso said leaves would continue to be collected with regular trash.

What's being eliminated are four special Sunday leaf collections, each falling within 37 of the city's 59 tree-laden community boards, covering all of Queens and Staten Island and sections of Brooklyn and The Bronx.

Those leaves were brought - on overtime - to collection centers and turned into compost.



Anonymous said...

Emperor Bloomberg giveth and
emperor Bloomberg taketh away.

Cursed be the name of emperor Bloomberg!

Typical for our "brat-boy"!

Anonymous said...

proves his "green initiatives" are bullshit to get the old queen elected governor.

Anonymous said...

The compost program was great and shortr lived, what a shame!