Parks workers clean up tons of holiday trash

The Parks Department was out at Van Cortlandt Park early Tuesday to pick up the garbage.

The Parks Department was out at Van Cortlandt Park early Tuesday to pick up the garbage. (7/5/16)

VAN CORTLANDT PARK - Parks Department workers motored through cleanup duties at parks in the Bronx Tuesday in the wake of Fourth of July weekend.

They arrived at Van Cortlandt Park around 8 a.m. to pick up garbage. Across the city, officials say the Parks Department picks up around 120 tons of trash each summer day. On three-day holiday weekends, the weight is much higher.

Visitors at Van Cortlandt say they think the speed of the cleanup is impressive.

Officials say residents can help make the cleanup go smoothly by disposing of trash in proper receptacles.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A body was found in the wooded area 1 Body found in wooded area near Eastchester bowling alley
News 12 asked viewers what they thought about 2 Hudson Valley Talks Trump: First 100 days
News 12 asked residents what they thought about 3 Westchester Talks Trump: First 100 days
A kid from the Bronx is one of 4 Actor from the Bronx stars in '13 Reasons Why'
News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 5 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE