trash

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 [...]

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, [...]

Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica
Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica
News Jay Lane 12/20/2011 at 9:05AM

Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica  A 50-year-old man was shot while he was sitting in his car Monday and then drove it into a Queens house three blocks away, cops said. The man, whose name was not released, was in the driver’s seat of a Nissan [...]