City Council allocates $20K for increased sanitation services on major northeast Queens streets

Photo courtesy of Grodenchik's office

Councilman Barry Grodenchik announced last week a $20,000 increase in funds for extra trash collection pickup days along the most heavily trafficked locations in the 23rd Council District.

The Bayside-based lawmaker made the announcement Nov. 21 saying that the upgraded service provided by the New York City Department of Sanitation will include increased corner basket collection on commercial and residential corridors, in addition to extra attention and resources focused on problem areas.

The increased pickup began in July with City Council member’s allocating the additional funds secured in this year’s budget, Grodenchik said.

According to Grodenchik, constituents have requested more pickup service due to overflowing bins or have not been taken away.

The Department of Sanitation is providing more frequent collection at the locations listed below.

Collection schedule includes:

  •         Marathon Parkway, Little Neck (Northern Boulevard to 61st Avenue)
  •         Nassau Boulevard, Little Neck (Little Neck Parkway to Horace Harding Expressway)
  •         Horace Harding Expressway, Little Neck/Douglaston (Marathon Parkway to Douglaston Parkway)
  •         Springfield Boulevard, Oakland Gardens and Hollis Hills (Jamaica Avenue to Francis Lewis Boulevard)
  •         Francis Lewis Boulevard, Hollis Hills (Hollis Avenue to Jamaica Avenue)
  •         Union Turnpike, Jamaica and Fresh Meadows (Utopia Parkway to Francis Lewis Boulevard)
  •         Cloverdale Boulevard, Oakland Gardens (Hoxie Drive to 56th Avenue)
  •         56th Avenue, Oakland Gardens (Springfield Boulevard to Cloverdale Boulevard)
  •         Springfield Boulevard, Bayside (Horace Harding Expressway to 56th Avenue)
  •         Springfield Boulevard, Bayside and Hollis Hills (Horace Harding Expressway to 86th Avenue)
  •         Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside (220th Street to 224th Street)
  •         Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside (Springfield Boulevard to Bell Boulevard)
  •         Bell Boulevard, Oakland Gardens (73rd Avenue to 75th Place)
  •          73rd Avenue, Oakland Gardens (Bell Boulevard to 214th Place)
  •         Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens (Springfield Boulevard to Clearview Expressway)
  •         Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston (61st Avenue to 65th Avenue)

Pickup days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays within Queens Community District 8; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays within Community District 11; and Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays within Community District 13.


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