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Activist dishes dirt on Jamaica garbage
Activist dishes dirt on Jamaica garbage
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 7/12/2014 at 11:25AM

When Joe Moretti moved to Jamaica, Queens, back in November of 2010, New York City was about to experience one of the worst blizzards in its history. As more than a foot of snow covered the streets and sidewalks of his new neighborhood, Moretti was unable to see what really lay beneath.

Get a closer look at the city’s snow clearing budget
Get a closer look at the city’s snow clearing budget
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/04/2014 at 2:33PM

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) spends millions of dollars on salt each year to keep the city’s drivers from slipping and sliding. Millions more are spent in overtime for the men and women who clear the city’s roads.

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 [...]

Jamaica’s trashy situation
Jamaica’s trashy situation
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2012 at 3:20PM

Not long after Joe Moretti moved into his Jamaica apartment nearly two years ago he realized there was a problem. The former Long Island City resident noticed his new neighborhood had a trash crisis, the result of illegal dumping in the LIRR tunnel on 170th Street as well as excessive littering in private lots, streets, [...]

Politicians, locals want trash barged
Politicians, locals want trash barged
News Billy Rennison 7/03/2012 at 8:28AM

Locals and elected officials trashed a recently approved plan that will increase waste-filled train traffic, saying residents need refuge from the refuse. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) approved a plan on June 11 that increases the amount of sanitation districts’ garbage that passes through the Review Avenue waste transfer station and ends up [...]

Homeowners say trash rule is rubbish
Homeowners say trash rule is rubbish
News Melissa Chan 6/05/2012 at 2:02PM

Homeowners and one state legislator in northeast Queens are trashing the city’s sanitation department over fines and enforcement rules they say are rubbish. “This is a money-making thing. They want to make some money, so they make these laws that no one knows about — and they get you,” said Whitestone resident Raymond Jansson. “That’s [...]

No garbage/recycling collection on January 2
News Billy Rennison 12/30/2011 at 9:05AM

In observance of New Year’s Day, garbage and recycling collection will be suspended on Monday, January 2. Alternate side parking rules, street cleaning and mail delivery will also be suspended. Residents who normally receive Monday garbage collection can place their trash out on Monday after 4 p.m. for pickup.  Those who receive Monday recycling collection [...]