Sunset Park adopts new approach to litter removal

Business owners in Brooklyn’s Chinatown are adopting a new approach to litter removal. In an effort to reduce overflowing garbage baskets and litter on the

In an effort to reduce overflowing garbage baskets and litter on the street, the Department of Sanitation is providing green garbage bags to business owners in Sunset Park.

In an effort to reduce overflowing garbage baskets and litter on the street, the Department of Sanitation is providing green garbage bags to business owners in Sunset Park. (7/31/13)

BROOKLYN - Business owners in Brooklyn’s Chinatown are adopting a new approach to litter removal.

In an effort to reduce overflowing garbage baskets and litter on the street, the Department of Sanitation is providing green garbage bags to business owners in Sunset Park. When they are filled, owners are asked to tie up the bag and place it next to the basket for pick up.

The Department of Sanitation is also handing out literature in Chinese, reminding people that the baskets are for litter only, not garbage from businesses or homes.

Garbage complaints have also been made in the commercial industrial area on 39th Street. A spokesman said the area does not meet the criteria for basket placement.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Eligible Brownsville residents have until May 24 to 1 Housing lottery deadline in Brownsville quickly approaching
The Brooklyn Public Library unveiled its 2 Brooklyn Public Library gets 'wild' with new cards
3 VIDEO: Police precinct adopts cat as mascot
Two people were injured in a shooting Tuesday 4 Bed-Stuy bodega shooting injures 2 people
5 Word on the Street: Reserved mall parking

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE