Residents frustrated with Sanitation Dept. for delay in cleaning dumped clothes in Gravesend

Gravesend residents and local officials are frustrated with pounds of clothes that have been dumped on a Brooklyn street for about a week.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2020, 6:11 PM

Updated 1,375 days ago

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Gravesend residents and local officials are frustrated with pounds of clothes that have been dumped on a Brooklyn street for about a week.

Assembly member William Colton tells News 12 that the dumping was reported to his office last Monday, but says he got an unacceptable response from the Department of Sanitization.

Colton says that the city agency said, "We will send an inspector to deal with it when our resources become available."

"City government has to do their job, and we are simply not going to allow it to quietly ignore conditions that pose a danger to the health of all of us," Colton says.

The DOS told News 12 in part: "While the department remains dedicated to keeping the city clean, residents and businesses are both legally and morally required to do their part too."

Residents in the area say they fear for the safety of child in their community.

Sources tell News 12 that this is not an "overflow" issue and that they believe one person may have created the situation. They say the issue has now been resolved.


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