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Queens Boulevard Gets A Garbage Can Upgrade

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May 27, Staff Report

Nearly 20 old wire trashcans on Queens Boulevard have been replaced by new, cleaner cans.

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the Department of Sanitation unveiled 19 new garbage cans along Queens Boulevard on Friday. The wire bins they are replacing would attract rats and created an eyesore by putting trash on display, according to Van Bramer’s office.

The new bins were funded by $10,000 allocated by the Councilman. They will be placed on Queens Boulevard at 42nd through 48th Streets, which Van Bramer’s office called “key intersections.”

“Every resident deserves to walk down clean, pleasant streets,” Van Bramer said in a statement. “These new bins will help combat litter and keep rodents out of the neighborhood. I’m glad to allocate these funds and work with the Department of Sanitation to keep Queens Boulevard clean.”

Correction: This story originally stated that there are 14 new cans due to an error in information provided by the Councilman’s office.

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