Brooklyn Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-BROOKLYN) announced today that all commercial corridors in the 48th Council District will begin receiving increased trash collections, totaling seven days a week. Deutsch successfully fought to bring these major quality of life upgrades to his Southern Brooklyn district. When corner wastebaskets overflow, it leads to rat infestations, filthy streets, and, particularly during the summer heat, a bad odor that lingers in the area. Having trash collection every day will ensure those host communities are not forced to endure these issues impacting their neighborhood.
These increased basket collections will include Avenue M, Kings Highway, Avenue U, Sheepshead Bay Road, and Brighton Beach Avenue, and are expected to begin over the next several weeks. Neptune Avenue will also receive additional corner wastebasket collections. This enhanced collection schedule is slated to begin in the next several weeks.
Deutsch has also added funding to pay for manual litter patrols, wherein the DSNY will collect dumped trash and litter from under train trestles and in select areas with heavy foot traffic, such as the pedestrian islands on Emmons Avenue and Kings Highway, and East 15th Street at Sheepshead Bay Road.
“This is a major victory for our district,” said Councilman Chaim Deutsch, a member of the Sanitation Committee and the Budget Negotiation Team. “No New York City community should be scattered with litter and garbage all over the streets. The City holds residents responsible for a wrapper or coffee cup on the sidewalk in front of their home, and they should be held to the same standard of cleanliness on public sidewalks. I thank Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, and Sanitation Committee Chairman Antonio Reynoso for their partnership in bringing these significant upgrades into our district.”
Deutsch has long been a proponent of enhancing Sanitation services to his district. In prior fiscal years, he allocated funds to purchase new mechanical equipment for local Sanitation garages, including street sweepers and salt spreaders. He also employs summer interns to identify and tackle ‘problem areas’ that see a heavy amount of litter, such as outside train stations and around parks and playgrounds.