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Clean Curbs Pilot Program Comes to Lincoln Square

Oct 20, 2022
Clean Curbs Pilot Program Comes to Lincoln Square

The Lincoln Square BID takes great pride in having litter-free sidewalks that are pleasing to the eye. Our Clean Team works really hard year-round to make that a reality, and the Department of Sanitation works even harder to collect the bags of litter that our Clean Team places at corners throughout the district for pickup. Although we get great service from District 7, trash bags, unfortunately, pile up on our sidewalks and can be unsightly, smelly, and even attract rats until they are collected. These bags often leak or are torn open by EDPs and bottle collectors, meaning our corners can get pretty dirty. 

That’s why we jumped at the chance to apply for the City's Clean Curbs Pilot Program earlier this year, which aims to help reduce the number of trash bags that get placed on our sidewalks. With the help of the Department of Sanitation, we purchased Citibins, rodent-proof containers, which we had installed in the road bed at two locations on Broadway. The bags are placed in the bins by our Clean Team while they await collection by the Department of Sanitation. This way, sidewalks will be clear for walking and look cleaner, which is a win-win for pedestrians, property owners, and businesses.

Many thanks to the Department of Sanitation, which is NY's strongest for a reason, and the Department of Transportation for working with us to improve the quality of our street life. We are very excited to be part of this initiative! Let us know what you think by emailing info@lincolnsquarebid.org.