Trash dumping at Claremont Village intersection frustrates residents

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Claremont Village residents say an intersection is being used as a dumping site for neighborhood trash.

The dumping site is at the corner of Teller Avenue and East 169th Street. Sanitation crews were seen hauling bags of trash, with maggots and roaches underneath. 

Residents tell News 12 the garbage has been piling up for about a year, but that now is the worst they've ever seen.

They also say they're not sure why people are taking the garbage outside of their house and tossing it on a street corner, but are hoping that today changes that. 

The Department of Sanitation issued a statement, saying "This corner is addressed on a weekly schedule. The area is swept clean after our sanitation workers service the stop."

The DSNY also says that witnesses can report to 311 or the department’s tip program if they see people leaving trash in an area it doesn't belong or being dumped illegally.

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