Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New garbage cans, recycling bins appear around arena block; will they be sufficient?

Photo by Tracy Collins from Sept. 5 community meeting
Developer Forest City Ratner has “agreed to adopt 16 public litter baskets and six public recycling bins on the perimeter of the [Barclays Center] and also on blocks between the facility and the parking lot,” a city Department of Sanitation official said earlier this month.

Neighbors have asked for much wider coverage than the places indicated in the map at right. (Click on graphic to enlarge.)

Coverage could increase after conditions are assessed--i.e., how much trash is on the ground in Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, and Boerum Hill.

Yesterday, some of the new litter baskets and recycling bins appeared. The recycling bins are big, the litter baskets small. I'd bet there will be a call for much larger garbage cans.

Intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues (arena block)

Southeast corner of Pacific Street and Sixth Avenue

Northwest corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue (arena block)

Southwest corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue

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