June 19, By Christian Murray
Twenty-seven new trash cans have recently popped up in Sunnyside following the allocation of $60,000 of city funds by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer toward the installation of 108 new cans throughout western Queens.
The 27 new cans in Sunnyside have replaced 25 old wire trash cans. The new cans, which cost over $500 each, are significantly larger and are sturdier than the previous cans. Two cans have also been added to two new locations. Those locations are 46th Street/Queens Boulevard (north east corner) and on the south east corner of 48th Street and Skillman Avenue.
Woodside has received 32 new cans, which will also replace the existing wire cans. There are no cans going in to new locations.
Long Island City will be getting 34 new cans, with most of them going into locations that did not have trash cans before. The majority of these cans will be going on Vernon Boulevard in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City.
Van Bramer said that 15 new cans have been installed in the Dutch Kills/Astoria neighborhoods, areas he also represents.
“With more than a hundred new trash bins in Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Dutch Kills and Astoria, it will be easier than ever to throw trash in a bin rather than on the ground, keeping our streets clean for all,” Van Bramer said in a statement.