Adopt-A-Basket

Vallone pushes ‘Adopt-A-Basket’ program in Queens
Vallone pushes ‘Adopt-A-Basket’ program in Queens
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/23/2013 at 1:01PM

A little-known citywide trash initiative could clean up Queens streets if more of the borough knew about it, a local lawmaker said. The city’s volunteer “Adopt-A-Basket” program gives free garbage cans and bags to residents and store owners who agree to monitor the outdoor receptacles and change liners when the basket is three-quarters full. The [...]

Pol, businesses battle bulging baskets
Pol, businesses battle bulging baskets
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 7:42AM

Trash cans stationed on community corners and reserved for pedestrians have been bombarded by household rubbish, causing the receptacles to overflow, much to the dismay of local leaders and business owners. “Monday morning, I come in and bags are piled up,” said Kenny Patel, owner of a fruit store along Myrtle Avenue, where much of [...]