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From center: Port Authority chairman Patrick Foye, New York City Transit president Thomas Prendergast, City Councilman James Vacca, and transit advocate Gene Russianoff being questioned by former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams and current MTA board member Charles Moerdler - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA’s Trash Can Free Subway Experiment Succeeding!

There were predictions the subway stations in an MTA experiment that removed trash cans would become landfills with rails. But there is early evidence the riding public is on board with the concept.

03/01/2012

New York City Sanitation Truck (file / credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

City Council Members Slam Plan To Charge Non-Profits For Trash Pickup

Council members from all five boroughs are vowing to stop a Bloomberg administration plan to charge non-profits for garbage pickup.

03/01/2012

Bronx Boulevard near Nereid Avenue - Bronx, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

Stories From Main Street: Bronx Man Reclaims His Block, Gets Honored By City

Victor Borsella is one man, making a difference in the Bronx. He’s the Don Quixote of trash.

02/20/2012

(credit: Peter Vallone/Facebook)

Pigs Beware: Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Vows To Find You

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone got his hands dirty yesterday digging through a city garbage can on Astoria Boulevard to find out who illegally dumped household trash into the container.

01/18/2012

State Sen. Tony Avella with Sanitation Department rules and regulations book he says spells out policy that may not be valid - Jan 13, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Lawmaker: NYC Sanitation Dept. Enforcing Rule That Doesn’t Exist

Six constituents of Queens New York State Senator Tony Avella have complained in the past few weeks of tickets for placing trash curbside outside of the sanitation department policy’s hours.

01/13/2012

"New York, Phew York"

Smells Of New York City Compiled In Scratch-N-Sniff Book ‘New York, Phew York’

New York City is known for, among other things, well, how do we say this, its scents – both the good and the bad.

08/16/2011

Canada Geese (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Bird Problem Fears Grow Over Proposed Garbage Station Near LaGuardia Runway

It’s being viewed by many as a bird-brained idea from city and federal officials, putting a garbage transfer station right in the flight path of planes flying to and from LaGuardia Airport.

08/15/2011

Garbage Cube (credit: Justin Gignac)

Justin Gignac Turns New York City Trash Into Art

For the past ten years, artist Justin Gignac has been packaging and selling plain old city trash to collectors around the world.

08/02/2011

Trash is seen next to a parking meter in Bay Ridge - Brooklyn, NY - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Tries To Solve Trash Problem By Getting Rid Of Trash Cans

The problem isn’t unique to this neighborhood, says community board manager Josephine Beckman.

06/06/2011

Trash and debris are seen on a Sandy Hook beach in New Jersey - Apr 19, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Record Amount Of Trash Hauled From N.J. Beaches

It’s a dubious distinction for New Jersey. Clean Ocean Action says 475,321 pieces of trash were collected from 127 miles of shoreline.

04/19/2011

Dirty NYC

Exasperated Residents Fed Up With Filthy NYC

The melting winter white is revealing some seriously unpleasant sights.

02/18/2011

Nyack, NY - File / Photo: Village of Nyack

Hopping Nyack Bar Scene Leaves Behind A Mess

Shop owners have given police a litany of complaints – noise, rowdy behavior, vandalism, and garbage, plus people urinating in the street and getting sick.

02/08/2011

(Photo/Steve Sandberg)

L.I. Lawmaker: Flying Ice Should Be A Crime

A lawmaker on Long Island says drivers who leave huge chunks of snow and ice on their vehicles after a snowstorm should be subject to a ticket by the police.

01/13/2011

Dept. of Sanitation show plow in wrong position

NYC Promises Better Response For Next Snowfall

Heads were beginning to roll in the wake of the City’s agonizingly slow and poor response the to last week’s blizzard, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promising it will be different for Friday’s expected snowfall.

01/06/2011

Garbage piles up on the sidewalk on East 58th Street between First Avenue and Sutton Place on Manhattan's East Side. (Credit: Susan Richard/1010 WINS)

NYC Residents Frustrated By Delayed Trash Collection

If you’ve walked or driven on many streets in New York City, you know that mountains of snow have been replaced by piles of garbage. So how bad has the situation gotten?

01/05/2011

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