It’s a dubious distinction for New Jersey. Clean Ocean Action says 475,321 pieces of trash were collected from 127 miles of shoreline.
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.
With the warmer weather, black bears were starting to come out of their dens in northern New Jersey in search of food.
For many residents the stench from rotting garbage is getting to be worse than the mounds of dirty snow.
When the first flakes began falling last Sunday, no one could have predicted the mess that followed.
In this Eye On New York report, CBS 2’s Don Dahler speaks with Robin Nagle, an NYU professor that teaches the course “Garbage in Gotham.”
New York City’s Sanitation Department says it will put more workers on the streets by reassigning supervisors and adding 100 new hires for trash and snow removal.