Residents pitch in as part of 'Operation Cleaner Streets'

The program was started two months ago by Councilman Andy King.

The program was started two months ago by Councilman Andy King. (10/12/13)

THE BRONX - Volunteers in the North Bronx were out today cleaning up the neighborhood as part of "Operation Cleaner Streets."

More than 50 members of the community, from students to seniors, rolled up their sleeves and took to the streets to perform a clean sweep, spending the morning and afternoon on White Plains Road.

The program was started two months ago by Councilman Andy King, whose goal is to set aside the 12th day of every month for the community-wide cleaning. He says that he has already seen improvement from residents and the Department of Sanitation.

"They've put more trucks on the streets and added more days of pick-up in parts of the district that are heavily trashed," King said.

Despite having a specific day set aside for mass cleaning, King says every day of the month should be one used to tidy up the streets. 

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