Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley called on the Department of Sanitation to increase garbage pickups along Grand Ave. The recent increase of overflowing litter baskets has become a nuisance and health hazard to residents and business owners on this busy street.
Garbage is often put out on the street long before the Department of Sanitation is scheduled to pick it up, creating an atmosphere on the street that has community leaders, business owners and residents concerned. This trend indicates that there is a greater need for more frequent pickups in order to keep up with the output of waste in the area.
In a letter to the Department of Sanitation Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley called for added garbage pickups and a sweep to ensure that all assigned litter baskets are accounted for, as these are often stolen or removed during inclement weather.
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley said, “Residents and business owners have dealt with the unsightly conditions along Grand Avenue for too long. This should be a place where people enjoy coming to eat, shop and work, which means we need to go the extra mile to keep it clean and beautiful.”