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Old 03-02-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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Why isn't it illegal yet to put garbage bags on city sidewalks/streets?!
Businesses/residents should put their junk on trash cans or somewhere invisible, or do like other major cities in the world that are way cleaner with similar or even less population.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Why isn't it illegal yet to put garbage bags on city sidewalks/streets?!
Businesses/residents should put their junk on trash cans or somewhere invisible, or do like other major cities in the world that are way cleaner with similar or even less population.
Other cities have alleys, we don't. There's simply no other place to put them.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Why isn't it illegal yet to put garbage bags on city sidewalks/streets?!
Businesses/residents should put their junk on trash cans or somewhere invisible, or do like other major cities in the world that are way cleaner with similar or even less population.
Somewhere invisible?



Might that be up your A?!

Works for me....
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:06 AM
 
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Recycling? Piles of garbage bags brings rats, mice. Bring back incinerators.

We have a mayor who doesn't care about the people. Shame on all who were fooled on election days.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Why isn't it illegal yet to put garbage bags on city sidewalks/streets?!
Businesses/residents should put their junk on trash cans or somewhere invisible, or do like other major cities in the world that are way cleaner with similar or even less population.
Where would you like it to go? There are rules that it can't be put out until a certain time the night before pick up. But people can't put it on the curb right before the garbage man come or hand deliver it to them.
I mean the garbage men could do door to door ringing door bells and pick up each trash that way...oh wait what if you not home and you miss garbage day and then all that garbage pills up at home or your place of business...smh really now
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Where would you like it to go? There are rules that it can't be put out until a certain time the night before pick up. But people can't put it on the curb right before the garbage man come or hand deliver it to them.
I mean the garbage men could do door to door ringing door bells and pick up each trash that way...oh wait what if you not home and you miss garbage day and then all that garbage pills up at home or your place of business...smh really now
How about putting them on trash containers? That will solve problem
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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How about putting them on trash containers? That will solve problem

And what about the larger buildings that have 30+ large black garbage bags per garbage day? 30 containers on the sidewalk?

The system is fine as it is now. Put it out the evening before, it's gone by the time you get home from work the next day. Perhaps there could be some sort of mandatory rule that store owners/landlords clean up after garbage collection a little better- 1 min with a hose would wash the 'garbage juice' into the street. But really, it's an old city. What do you expect?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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This is something that should of been brought up during the planning of the city to include alleys, but I think any major change is too late now.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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There is no logical alternative.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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I don't think the system is fine now when we have piles of bags along the curb with rats feasting all night, and then wind/rain blowing loose garbage all over the street, blocking drains, etc. The garbage program stinks (literally) and the new Mayor should be rethinking how we dispose of garbage in NYC.

My idea is to mandate all buildings with 6 or fewer units to utilize steel garbage cans which are emptied by the garbage men...that solves the rat problem and loose garbage flying around. For larger buildings, I would like to see large steel containers along the curb (on the street), maybe 2 or 3 on each block depending on volume, where buildings would throw garbage, where rats cannot access and nothing gets blown out/around. Sanitation would then drive over and open a bottom portion to empty or have trucks that lift the container and empty into trucks.

Something needs to be done, because what we are doing, and have been doing for decades, is NOT working.

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