garbage

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 [...]

Neighbors upset over school garbage
Neighbors upset over school garbage
News Melissa Chan 8/10/2012 at 8:00AM

Residents in Bell Park Gardens are raising a stink about a school sidewalk across the street that they say has grown to be a rancid repository for piles of garbage. “It stinks like a garbage room and it’s an eyesore,” said a neighboring resident who wished to remain anonymous. “We didn’t buy a very expensive [...]

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 Memorial Day
News Billy Rennison 5/25/2012 at 3:00PM

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection or street cleaning on Monday, May 28. Those who normally receive garbage pickup on Mondays should place their trash curbside after 5 p.m., the Sanitation Department said. Residents who usually have recycling collection on Monday will have it picked up on Monday, [...]

Trashy situation along Liberty Avenue
Trashy situation along Liberty Avenue
News Melissa Chan 1/10/2012 at 9:14AM

Business owners are bearing the brunt of the burden as overflowing garbage cans and household debris continue to litter Liberty Avenue. “People seem to think — when they see a trash can — that they can dump all of their garbage from home there. They think they have the right to do that. It’s frustrating,” [...]

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 [...]

No garbage, recycling collection on Thanksgiving
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2011 at 10:05AM

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Thursday, November 24. Residents who normally receive Thursday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Thursday after 4 p.m. for pickup.  Those receiving Thursday recycling collection will not have their recycling picked up until the [...]