Dept. of Sanitation kicks off beach cleaning campaign

The Department of Sanitation is kicking off its annual "Clean Streets Equals Clean Beaches" campaign.



Broken glass, candy wrappers, and plastic cups are just some of the refuse that can wash up on beaches in Brooklyn and around the city.



Magdelyn Brody underscored the importance of removing the dangerous debris littering Coney Island Beach.



"Even now, with my kids, I'm noticing glass on the beach in the sand," says Brody. "Kids can cut themselves and hurt themselves, and people really need to be mindful and pick up after themselves so we can have cleaner beaches."



The city is asking residents to use trash cans and not to litter. When it rains, garbage goes down storm drains and ends up on beaches.



Sanitation trucks will display posters this summer promoting the campaign.


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