Cleaning Up Upper East Side with 38 New Large Trash Cans Purchased by Council Member Kallos

06/03/2016

New Trash Cans Follow Doubling of Trash Pick Ups and Business Improvement District to Cleaning Up East 86th Street Commercial Corridor

New York, NY – Litter strewn sidewalks on the Upper East Side are about to get cleaner following an investment of $20,710 by Council Member Ben Kallos in 38 new large trash cans personally delivered by Sanitation Department Commissioner Kathryn Garcia.

The large trash cans are targeted to street corners with high numbers of trash complaints in order to prevent trash overflow and spillage of litter on to the street. The 38 large trash cans will start from 70th Street and First Avenue through 98th Street and Lexington, with 27 large trash cans just for the East 86th Street commercial corridor.

“I am here to clean up the Upper East Side with larger trash cans that can prevent overflow and litter that spills onto the streets,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “Thank you to Commissioner Garcia and the Department of Sanitation for twice a day pickup and these new larger trash cans to help keep the Upper East Side clean.”  

“We are pleased to work with Council Member Kallos to bring 38 new high end litter baskets to these high trafficked areas,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “In addition, we are thankful for his continuing support of the Department, and for helping us keep New York City clean. Efforts between elected officials and the Sanitation Department - as well as our ongoing work with local merchants and residents - demonstrates how close partnerships can make a real difference in a neighborhood.”

As reported by DNAinfo Council Member Ben Kallos made the request for twice a day pickup to Commissioner Garcia at a March 2016 preliminary budget hearing where he emphasized the amount of pictures and complaints received by his office on the amount of trash on East 86th Street.  East 86th Street is an intersection for commuters who ride the 4, 5, 6 trains and residents who take the M86 Select Bus Service. East 86th street and Lexington saw over 20.7 million riders in 2014, listing it among the top ten most heavily trafficked stations in New York City. By April of 2016 Commissioner Garcia had granted and announced twice a day pick up of trans cans along the area.

As the Manhattan Express reported under the leadership of Council Member Kallos a Business Improvement District (BID) is taking shape along the 86th business corridor. In May the first public informational meeting for the (BID) took place. The first public meeting was open to the public and was attended by local property owners, store owners, and residents. Once the BID is complete it along with the dozens of new trash cans and twice a day street trash pickup from DSNY will help keep the streets of the Upper East Side consistently clean.

Because the business corridors of the Upper East Side are some of the most crowded with more than 20.7 million visitors to the corridor each year. The BID would provide funds to supplement public services such as trash pickup, street sweeping, and homeless outreach.

List of New Large Trash Can Locations:
1. Northwest corner of 70th Street & 1st Avenue
2. Northeast corner of 72nd Street & 2nd Avenue
3. Southeast corner of 72nd Street & 2nd Avenue
4. Northeast corner of 73rd Street & 2nd Avenue
5. Southeast corner of 73rd Street & 2nd Avenue
6. Northeast corner of 84th Street & 3rd Avenue
7. Northwest corner of 84th Street & 3rd Avenue
8. Northeast corner of 85th Street & 3rd Avenue
9. Northwest corner of 85th Street & 3rd Avenue
10. Southeast corner of 85th Street & 3rd Avenue
11. Southwest corner of 85th Street & 3rd Avenue
12. Northeast corner of 86th Street & Lexington Avenue (2 cans)
13. Southeast corner of 86th Street & Lexington Avenue
14. Northeast corner of 86th Street & 3rd Avenue (2 cans)
15. Northwest corner of 86th Street & 3rd Avenue
16. Southeast corner of 86th Street & 3rd Avenue (2 cans)
17. Southwest corner of 86th Street & 3rd Avenue
18. Northeast corner of 86th Street & 2nd Avenue
19. Northwest corner of 86th Street & 2nd Avenue
20. Southeast corner of 86th Street & 2nd Avenue
21. Southwest corner of 86th Street & 2nd Avenue
22. Northwest corner of 86th Street & 1st Avenue
23. Southwest corner of 86th Street & 1st Avenue
24. Northeast corner of 87th Street & Lexington Avenue
25. Southeast corner of 87th Street & Lexington Avenue
26. Northeast corner of 87th Street & 3rd Avenue
27. Northwest corner of 87th Street & 3rd Avenue
28. Southeast corner of 87th Street & 3rd Avenue
29. Southwest corner of 87th Street & 3rd Avenue
30. Southwest corner of 91st Street & 2nd Avenue
31. Northwest corner of 92nd Street & 1st Avenue
32. Southwest corner of 93rd Street & 2nd Avenue
33. Southeast corner of 93rd Street & 2nd Avenue
34. Northwest corner of 93rd Street & 1st Avenue
35. Northwest corner of 98th Street & Lexington Avenue

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