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Petitioning Senator Charles Schumer and 7 others

NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY): Install trash cans in residential areas of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn are disgusting, smeared with dog feces and full of garbage.  THERE ARE NO GARBAGE CANS in the area.  There does not seem to be regular street cleaning despite the street cleaning signs that indicate street cleaning times.

With the growth of the residential developments, businesses moving in (Kickstarter), the East River Ferry nearby and the opening of Transmitter Park, the neighborhood has experienced a significant increase in pedestrian traffic.

Over the past year, residents in our neighborhood have submitted multiple online requests for garbage cans via the Department of Sanitation’s website to no avail.  Despite numerous requests by residents, the Department of Sanitation has simply ignored these requests and nothing has been done to rectify the situation.


All individuals signing below are petitioning the NYC Department of Sanitation to provide public garbage cans at all intersections of West Street between Greenpoint Ave and India Street as well as Franklin Street intersections between Greenpoint Ave and India Street.  Additionally, the NYC Department of Sanitation should regularly dispose of the garbage in the public garbage cans and provide regular street cleaning to all named streets and surrounding areas.

Letter to
Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Governor Andrew Cuomo
and 5 others
U.S. Senate
DSNY Borough Chief Thomas Doyle
DSNY Citywide Community Affairs Officer Ignazio Terranova
Chairman of the Community Board Christopher Olechowski
District 33 Council Member Stephen Levin
As residents and visitors of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, we implore you to install trash cans in residential areas of the neighborhood, to regularly dispose of the garbage in the public trash cans and to provide regular street cleaning. Waste removal is after all, a basic function of government.

Larianna Krysak started this petition with a single signature, and now has 261 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.