DSNY Blames Lack of Garbage Pick-Up on “COVID and Snow”

DSNY Blames Lack of Garbage Pick-Up on “COVID and Snow”

By Yehudit Garmaise

   Although New York City has not seen any snow at all since the last week of February, the city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has blamed “the snowy months” and even “COVID” for the many piles of trash that have not been picked up this week.

  After several residents of Boro Park and Williamsburg noticed their garbage bags piling up, BoroPark24 contacted Belinda Mager, DSNY’s director of communications, to investigate.

   “Our Sanitation Workers are incredibly dedicated and work tirelessly, no matter what comes our way: from dealing with COVID, to dealing with incredibly snowy months,” Mager wrote in an e-mail to BoroPark24. “Trash and recycling collection is ongoing, but we may be a bit behind in some areas.

   “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to get caught up. Residents should follow their normal collection schedule and leave their properly placed material at the curb for collection.”

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