Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Talkin' trash (and poop)
From CBS New York:
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said its pilot program to reduce trash in the subway system is working and it will remove refuse cans at an additional 29 stations.
The agency launched the program in October 2011 in an effort to reduce the subway rodent population and the amount of refuse pick-up in the stations.
The agency first removed trash bins at the Main Street station on the No. 7 line in Queens and the other in Greenwich Village at Broadway and Eighth Street.
The MTA expanded the program a year later, making eight more stations – two each in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens — trash can free.
The MTA said it has resulted in a 66 percent reduction in the number of bags collected.
The expansion calls for the removal of refuse cans in 29 stations along the J and M lines.
Perhaps they may want to replace the trash cans with commodes to prevent the following:
And speaking of poop, one street in LIC is just FULL of it.
Meanwhile, Astoria wants more trash pickups. (And there's a doozy of a photo at that link as well.)