So while we have had a few here and there this season, 23rd St. btwn 6th/7th Ave had T…E…N last night mid block! Two broods w/ moms showing of the eateries along our wonderful street. Anyone else out there? If so, post below or e-mail us.
So a reminder to everyone, and I know we are all MUCH BETTER than years past:
- Bag all of your garbage before putting it into the can
- Rinse all of your recycling (obviously not paper, but clean off them pizza boxes, yo!) before putting into the can
- Make sure the can lids are locked. Don’t have locking lids? Get a can that does (or ask your landlord).
- If so see trash on the sidewalk or in front of your building, pick it up and put it where it belongs…in a can.
- If you are out at night and see them, MAKE NOISE. They need to be afraid of us humans (and a broomin’ doesn’t hurt either).
OK, so the second part should NOT be the only reason for common sense when it comes to dealing with our collective trash and recycling.
Not to belabor an issue we ALL are very aware of in the community, but a few common sense things in dealing with trash, recycling and hopefully keeping our streets cleaner year-round and our masked bandits at bay during the warm months (need an example, check out this Tuesday’s fiesta):
- Whenever possible, rinse out our non-recyclable containers before disposal
- Bag all trash before it’s placed into the bins, never throwing raw garbage into the bins
- Lining bins for the trash during the week (not just the night it goes out)
- When needed (due to overly stinky garbage), double bagging on trash night
- Never placing trash or unwashed glass/plastic into recycling containers
- Clean up any spilled trash or recycling (it makes a huge difference, think of the broken window theory, or defense of it)
So enough with the common sense items. To get the official skinny, visit DSNY’s website. And new to the neighborhood and need to know your block’s collection days? Well then click here.