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Refuse lies along Broadway on February 18, 2014 in New York City. The city has reportedly received a total of about four feet of snow so far in 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Sanitation Tackling Trash Backlog Following Repeated Snowstorms

New Yorkers have been complaining that trash is piling up amid the snow lately, but a Department of Sanitation official asked for patience as crews catch up.

02/18/2014

Brooklyn Trash Overflow

Piles Of Trash Infuriate Many Brooklyn Residents, City Councilman

Residents in parts of Brooklyn have said enough is enough when it comes to trash littering their neighborhoods.

08/13/2013

Unclaimed laptops part of MTA auction (MTA)

One Man’s Trash: MTA Auctions Off Lost, Surplus Items Online

As the idiom goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

06/05/2013

FILE - Commuters step off the subway in New York City. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MTA To Remove Trash Bins At 8 Additional Subway Stations As Part Of Pilot Program

The MTA said it’s trying to reduce the subway rodent population and the amount of refuse pick-up in the stations.

08/30/2012

Town of Southold (Credit: http://southoldtown.northfork.net)

Dispute Causes Garbage To Pile Up In Long Island Town

dispute between a Long Island town and a privately-owned refuse carting service over trash bags has prevented the pick up and disposal of resident’s trash for days.

07/18/2012

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

Police Lights (file / credit: clipart.com)

Police Find Body In Brooklyn Trash Fire

Police discovered the body just before 4 a.m. Thursday on Hendrickson Street after getting a call about a garbage fire.

01/12/2012

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

A street is seen in Mount Vernon, NY (file)

Habitat For Humanity Of Westchester Aims To Clean Up Mount Vernon

In a city that is often only noted for crime and poverty, it’s hard to see the beauty of Mount Vernon, with the trash and abandoned lots around the city.

07/29/2011

Nassau County Liquor Store Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Heavily Damages Uniondale Liquor Store

The Fire Department told CBS 2HD the blaze began as a trash fire outside the building before spreading inside.

07/05/2011

Entrance to Cortlandt Town Hall - Cortlandt, NY - File / Photo: Town of Cortlandt

Cortlandt Closing And Capping Sprout Brook Burnt Trash Ash Pit

In Cortlandt, workers are stretching a black, plastic membrane across four million tons of burnt trash.

04/22/2011

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

Spaghetti Fight On Subway/YouTube

MTA Official Mulls Food Ban On Subways Following Recent Food Fights

Following a string of recent videos showing food fights and vermin on trains, one MTA board member reportedly floated the idea of banning food and drinks in subway cars.

03/22/2011

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