10 Days After Storm, Trash Still Litters Boro Park


It’s been a week and a half since a winter snowstorm walloped Boro Park, yet the garbage piles in front of many homes have not been touched by the sanitation department.

The city’s Department of Sanitation last Tuesday diverted trucks to clear the roads of snow and ice, postponing garbage pickup. When another storm was predicted last Saturday, the department again took its collection trucks off the road. As a result, many Boro Park residents missed both their Wednesday and Saturday collections.

As a result, some residents have not had garbage pickup for over a week and a half.

Councilman David Greenfield said he is working with City Hall to get more resources so that all the backed-up garbage in Boro Park is picked up by Thursday night.

“Many people in Boro Park haven’t had a garbage pickup since Purim,” said Greenfield, a Brooklyn Democrat. “Obviously, that’s unacceptable. With the added trucks and manpower, we now expect that by Thursday night everyone who has Wednesday or Thursday garbage pickup will finally see their garbage picked up.”