Browsing: Sanitation

Green organics recycling

In just over a month, you’ll be able to put your separated banana peels and coffee grounds curbside to be kept out of landfills and turned into compost instead. The expanded organics collection pilot program will begin picking up in sections of South and Park Slope beginning the week of May 19. According to the map, people living south
Sanitation here here map

311 complaints rarely seem very funny when we’re making them (or dealing with the frustration that comes when they’re not efficiently responded to), but there’s something about maps with pictures or sound that just makes stuff like garbage, rats, and potholes a little more entertaining. Now online to inform residents (and maybe make some light of) the most common complaints
Sanitation clothing donation bin

These clothing donation bins remind us of rats. Once you’ve got them, it’s almost impossible to get rid of them. The above Pepto-colored bin appeared over the weekend on 14th Street and 4th Avenue, in the exact same spot as one that caught fire in July of 2013. The New York City Department of Sanitation
Photos Frozen Trashsicle

The melting snow and ice are revealing all sorts of delightful treasures on the sidewalk. Snap any neighborhood photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to us at, and we’ll post them on the blog. Looking for a way to keep up with the site all week? Sign
Sanitation sidewalk trash

Now that the ice on our sidewalks is pretty much all melted, some big concerns that remain are litter and piles of dog waste. Readers on our sister site, Ditmas Park Corner, brought up the doo issue even in a discussion about ice removal, and neighbor Jo suggested petitioning for more trash cans might be one way
Politics snow sidewalk 4th ave 12th street

A proposed amendment to existing laws about sidewalk snow and ice removal could mean heftier penalties for those who don’t shovel, but clear walks for pedestrians. Councilmember David Greenfield is proposing that the city use municipal workers to clear a sidewalk they would normally ticket (fines currently start at $100 if a sidewalk isn’t cleared within four
Sanitation restaurant rat map

A few weeks back, we took a look at a map of the most rat-infested spots in the neighborhood. Now, journalist Steven Melendez has created a map specifically for restaurants–that is, restaurants cited for “evidence of mice or live mice” or “evidence of rats or live rats” by the Department of Health. The worst offending neighborhood was Queens Village (zip code
Sanitation snow covered car

If there is a bright side to 2014′s winter that time forgot, it’s the fact that we haven’t had to move our cars for alternate side parking in eons. That trend will continue this week, as alternate side parking is once again suspended through Saturday, February 22 to facilitate snow removal. More snow arrived Tuesday
Sanitation unshoveled sidewalk

We’ve now inched into the top 10 snowiest winters on record, and all that snow is taking a toll on pedestrians in some areas. You know those uncleared sections of sidewalk by now, the ones you cross the street to avoid, or creep over carefully trying not to wipe out. But aside from filing a complaint with 311 (which
Sanitation snow sidewalk 4th ave 12th street

With 2014′s repeated cycles of sub-freezing temperatures and snow, walking around the neighborhood has been somewhat hazardous lately, especially if you come across stretches of unshoveled sidewalk, like the above patch at 4th Avenue and 12th Street. According to DSNY: Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant, or other person having charge of any lot or building
Sanitation flyer trash

We received the following email from a neighbor last week regarding flyers on 11th Street: You think Zito’s would know better as a former resident of the neighborhood, but I guess not. They heavily flyer-ed 11th street (the Mayor’s block) between 6th and 7th (and I am sure the surrounding blocks as well). Now all of their flyers are coating
Sanitation snowy trash 5th avenue

Thanks to Monday’s winter storm, garbage and recycling collection is delayed on Tuesday, as workers continue snow removal operations around the city. DSNY asks residents to remove any snow from garbage that is already out, and to make sure that bags are placed in a spot that is “accessible to sanitation workers.” As it has
Sanitation subway bench trash

If you couldn’t find a trash can in a subway station, would you hold onto your trash until you found one someplace else? That’s what the MTA is banking on, as it announced this week it will remove more trash cans from stations (none in our area, yet). It started out with a pilot program at two
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