Sunset Park residents demand a solution for garbage that fills their streets

Residents say the biggest problem is that people see the garbage along the street, setting off a chain-reaction that spurs more people to dump garbage.

Residents say the biggest problem is that people see the garbage along the street, setting off a chain-reaction that spurs more people to dump garbage. (7/19/13)

BROOKLYN - Sunset Park residents are looking for solutions for the excess amounts of garbage that fill their streets. They say that several years ago, all of the garbage cans were removed from their neighborhood, creating one big mess.

The garbage includes paper, empty bottles and even a toilet that litters the sidewalk. Every day there is more garbage that collects along 39th Street.

Residents say the biggest problem is that people see the garbage along the street, setting off a chain-reaction that spurs more people to dump garbage.

A spokesperson for the Department of Sanitation says,"The area in question is located in a commercial industrial area, which doesn't meet the criteria for basket placement."

Sunset Park residents hope the Department of Sanitation will reconsider putting in some garbage cans before it gets any worse.

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