This summer NYC is overrun with trash- and as a result rodent and pest problems are even worse.
WCBS-2 News reports “Trash Piling Up Over NYC After Sanitation Department’s Budget Slashed By Over $100 Million”
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Trash has been piling up all over New York City less than a month after the sanitation department’s budget was slashed by millions.
If you’ve been noticing more trash spilling out of the baskets on each corner later or rolling on the streets like tumbleweeds even more than usual, you’re not alone.
“Now it’s more than ever,” said Stella Pando, in Hamilton Heights.
“It’s outrageous. A lot of rats come in, a lot of mice, roaches. They gotta do something about this,” Hector Vasquez, of Harlem, said.
Two raccoons were spotted feasting on an overflowing bin the other night outside a Hamilton Heights playground.
“The city right now, and especially in New York, we’re being hailed for doing so great with public health and all these things, but I don’t think you can say we’re doing that well with public health ’cause when you have garbage everywhere, it’s also a public health issue,” said Adam Goldenberg, of Harlem.
In June, the city cut $106 million from the sanitation department‘s budget, reducing pickup for public litter baskets by 60%.
“We have a lot less resources than we did in the prior fiscal year,” DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia told CBS2’s Ali Bauman.
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