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New Initiative Launched To Clean NYC

Volunteers throw bags of trash they've collected into a garbage dumpster.
Diaa Hadid/NPR
Volunteers throw bags of trash they've collected into a garbage dumpster.

Another big effort is underway to make New York City cleaner.

The Adams Administration is pouring 14 and a half million dollars into cleaning around 15-hundred neglected areas in New York City. Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi says the so called Get Stuff Clean initiative will also increase camera enforcement against illegal dumpers, add litter basket service and add 200 Sanitation workers dedicated to keeping the city clean.

“As we come out of COVID and our city springs back into action, we need to ensure that every strip and corner of our city is clean, vibrant and inviting for humans not rats.”

The initiative comes on the heels of the city announcing a major overhaul on trash pickup to reduce the rat population.