A reduction in the garbage pickup schedule for Borough Park schools has left mountains of trash bags piled on the sidewalk, big enough to dwarf students passing by.
“It is a disgrace what has become of our district. @NYCSanitation refuses to service yeshivas in our community. Every community deserves to be clean and get basic service from the city. This cannot be allowed to continue,” Community Board 12, which includes Borough Park, tweeted in September, along with photos showing massive mounds of black garbage bags.
City Councilman Kalman Yeger, who represents the neighborhood, claimed that scaling back on the pickups was “a deliberate decision” by Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia “to harm our community. I know because she told me,” Yeger tweeted.
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