In an effort to bring better services to Roosevelt Avenue, a thoroughfare that cuts through the 13th Senatorial District, State Senator Jose Peralta announced today that he was able to secure a $164,000 state allocation to purchase and install 170 high-end green baskets. Working alongside the City’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the project to increase quality of life will bring garbage bins to Roosevelt Avenue and numerous streets across the Senator’s district.
“With additional garbage bins installed along these congested areas in the district, especially along Roosevelt Avenue, residents and visitors will have it much easier to keep the streets clean and put the trash into garbage baskets. By bringing better services to our communities, we are increasing our quality of life. The more garbage baskets we have in place, the cleaner our streets will be,” said Senator Peralta. “I want to thank the Department of Sanitation for working together with us and being able to bring additional resources to our community.”
“The department is pleased to work with Senator Peralta to place new high end litter baskets along Roosevelt Avenue. When used correctly, these high end litter baskets can help keep communities clean and corners clear of pedestrian litter. These baskets, just like the wire baskets, are not intended for household or commercial garbage. Anyone caught abusing a DSNY litter basket faces a fine of up to $300. We urge all citizens to use them properly,” said DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia.
“Thanks to Senator Peralta for addressing the need of the community for larger garbage cans. One of the main complaints of the community has been overflowing garbage cans. This will help meet the community’s desire for a cleaner Roosevelt Avenue, a high traffic area with many take-out restaurants. The old garbage baskets are too small to meet the demand. I’m delighted that this project will help the community achieve their goal of a cleaner Roosevelt Avenue,” said Leslie Ramos, Executive Director of the 82nd Street Partnership.