City Adds Sanitation Trucks Amid COVID Trash Crisis

By Eric Klein
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More than 60 city sanitation trucks will be placed back in service across the five boroughs, following complaints of trash piling up during the COVID-19 crisis, authorities said

Mayor Bil de Blasio this week said the added trucks are part of the CleaNYC initiative—a program that enlists community partners, local businesses, and volunteers to help keep neighborhoods clean.

The city’s fleet of garbage trucks has been scaled back this year amid reduced trash pickup—a result of the coronavirus budget crisis.

“New Yorkers deserve clean, safe communities and with this announcement today we are continuing to deliver on that promise,” de Blasio said in a written statement announcing the added trucks, which will expand the active city fleet by nearly 25 percent. “Our sanitation professionals have been heroes throughout this crisis. They deserve all the support they can get in their fight to keep New York City clean.”

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Eric Klein is an editor for Bronx Justice News. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives on the Grand Concourse, where at least one member of his family has resided every year since the 1930s. Eric has two sons and, like them, is a die-hard New York Yankees fan.