Local scout members, students clean neighborhood of garbage, debris

Local scout members, students and Co-op City neighbors came together Wednesday to pitch in to clean up their neighborhood of garbage and debris.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2020, 2:39 AM

Updated 1,374 days ago

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Local scout members, students and Co-op City neighbors came together Wednesday to pitch in to clean up their neighborhood of garbage and debris. 
It’s called Operation Cleaner Streets. With gloves on and rakes in hand, high school students, Boy Scout members and concerned neighbors didn’t mind taking out the trash. 
The operation is a monthly community cleanup program. Angela Morrison tells News 12 it was important for her 12-year-old son, a member of the Boy Scouts, to participate in the cleanup. 
Since the coronavirus pandemic started, some Bronx residents say they have noticed more overflowing garbage cans and trash littering on their sidewalks and public areas. 
Due to budget cuts, the Department of Sanitation has suspended its curbside composting and street cleaning has been reduced to once a week.
DSNY says the changes haven’t affected curbside trash collection.
DSNY is urging New Yorkers to properly dispose of masks and gloves saying in a statement, “Now more than ever we need all New Yorkers to work together to help the city stay safe and clean."


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