One of the flags of the Municipal Administration is to declare the fight against the trash and the crowd surrounding the Big Apple. And for this war to have new resources and better tools, Mayor Eric Adams presents a pilot plan, which will begin to be implemented in Harlem, with a new collection truck that will allow containers to be placed outside large residential buildings, mechanically picking up the waste.
This is what he announced to the local leader during a press conference, where he showed the benefits of the new truck and the program, which he said will help remove all of New York City’s trash from the streets and place it in safe, resistant containers. The ultimate goal is to make New York the cleanest city in the United States, and Manhattan Community Board 9 will be the first district to have 100 percent of its waste in containers and have a collection service next year.
“The data is clear: under our administration, New York City’s streets will be cleaner. And starting this fall, thanks to the bold actions we’ve taken, 70 percent of New York City’s black bags will be off our streets and containers, but we will not stop there,” he said. the burgomaster. “The new garbage truck, which we introduced four years ahead of schedule, represents the future of garbage collection in New York City. And it means that we can put trash in containers (not just trash cans) in our big residential buildings, something people don’t think is possible in our dense city.
Councilor Shaun Abreupresident of the City Council’s Sanitation Committee and one of the legislative body’s main political leaders of Latino origin, assured that the pilot program will benefit all New Yorkers, who often face rats and garbage.
“Every New Yorker has one story of the mouse. Since time immemorial, these rats have burrowed into the walls of our apartments, spoiling night walks and finding refuge in our sewer system. But where exactly? They thrive where there is a lot of trash, and in New York, where we throw plastic trash cans on street corners, “it happens almost everywhere,” said the Manhattan lawmaker.
“The only way to win the war against rats is to modernize the way we remove, store, and process our waste.and that’s exactly what we’re doing right now in West Harlem, where residents are experiencing the worst rat infestation citywide in decades,” Abreu added, who appreciates that his neighborhood is at the decision-making table. “Not only are we closing in on our trash, but we’re also closing the door on an era of neglect. The clean streets movement is here, and I couldn’t be more proud that West Harlem and Morningside Heights are leading from the front.
Deputy Mayor for Operations, Meera Joshi, emphasized that the end of the black garbage bags that roll in the streets of the Big Apple and that appear on the sidewalks every week is near, which in the process means that the rats will have no way to feed themselves.
“Rats and black bags have left our streets; there is no place for them in a New York city in containers,” the official said, adding that New Yorkers and tourists are beginning to notice the difference.
“New Yorkers are clear: they are tired of the black bags occupying our sidewalks, the dirt from the garbage, and being told that other cities in the world have something we can’t do,” said the official. “This administration rejects the cynicism that says things cannot change, and the speed at which we have moved to change the relationship between 8.3 million New Yorkers and the United States cannot be slowed. 44 million pounds of waste per day.”