Sometimes waking up very early in the morning, and taking a walk through Stuy Town, offers "interesting" sights. Like all the garbage receptacles overflowing. Rats must love this during the night. Below, a photo showing three overfilled garbage receptacles in a row.
A closer look at the worst offender:
One of the major complaints from tenants has been the piles of garbage that appear, post work hours and during the weekend evening hours, in the recycling area of buildings....
From a recent TA survey of tenants:
"91 percent of respondents note that recycling rooms are kept clean
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., when maintenance staff are working, the same
number report that conditions deteriorate dramatically after 6 p.m.,
especially on weekends. An overwhelming majority indicate that vermin
have been seen in recycling rooms, where discarded items, frequently
containing food debris, overflow an insufficient number of recycling
bins. According to 89 percent of respondents, some tenants leave bags
of recyclable items in areas outside recycling rooms, while others bring
their food garbage to the recycling room instead of bundling and
disposing it via the compactor chutes on each floor."
With the burgeoning number of residents in this complex and outsiders permitted to enjoy and eat and drink at the Oval, it seems the only solution is to hire an evening/night staff to empty out all the garbage that overflows at certain times of the week. It's true that the morning shift does an exemplary job of clearing out all the garbage, but the evening and nighttime presence of such vast amounts of garbage is surely a feast for vermin and one that encourages their population growth.
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