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New Trash Rules To Go Into Effect in NYC

Beginning April 1, New Yorkers will have to put out their trash much later in the day as the city looks to address its growing rat problem. Full Story

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March 21, 2023 9:07 am

Confused. Where are we supposed to keep the garbage until then? In our house? Ewww the bags pile up. The homes will have the mice and rats instead!

Not A Problem
Reply to  Mendy
March 21, 2023 10:55 am

You can put it in a container, also it’s only a couple hours longer in your house it’s not going to do anything to you. The garbage problem is absolutely disgusting and thank G0d it’s being addressed.

This does not fit tight schedules.
Reply to  Not A Problem
March 21, 2023 12:30 pm

The narrower the time frame, the harder it is for individuals who must leave in tbe afternoon for a night shift or other reasons, to be able to put their trash out at all.

Oh. Well, by that logic…
Reply to  Not A Problem
March 21, 2023 6:11 pm

…as it’s only a couple of hours less on the street, it’s not going to do a thing for the rat problem. Typical example of government busybodying and making things worse.

March 21, 2023 9:29 am

I’m assuming the Rat and Mouse population will follow this new schedule too.

Short Fridays
March 21, 2023 9:50 am

Short Fridays will be a major issue. If we have collection Shabbos morning the latest we can take it out Friday is 4:00

March 21, 2023 10:14 am

Did our elected get involved in resolving Erev Shabbos and YT???

Crown Heights
March 21, 2023 10:18 am

In Europe everyone has a wheely bin they put the trash inside the wheely bin and the garbage comes and collects it there are no black bags lying around or garbage bags lying around on the street and you dont find rats and mice .. here in New York it disgusting with the garbage .it’s about time for change

In the US as well
Reply to  Crown Heights
March 21, 2023 12:26 pm

Forget Europe, most cities in the US use trash cans, that are specifically designed to keep rodents out.

Where are these bins kept?
Reply to  Crown Heights
March 21, 2023 12:32 pm

In Europe, that have so much property or room in their houses for these bins?

here in NY the garbage bins get stolen
Reply to  Crown Heights
March 21, 2023 3:37 pm

so yeaah please don’t tell us about Europe

What about the 🐀 on 2 legs??
March 21, 2023 10:19 am

Did they consider people are scared to walk out at night do to the increasing rates with 2 legs?? The increasing night crimes??

Reply to  What about the 🐀 on 2 legs??
March 27, 2023 10:21 am

I saw a big rat in my trash bin

March 21, 2023 10:23 am

Because the rats and mice only come out after 8 pm? This is not a productive way of eradicating rats . Crown heights buildings are already infested with rats !

Buildings and back alleys /garages
Reply to  Resident
March 22, 2023 11:26 am

It’s a disgusting to see rats running and not scary from people anymore. No one cares.
The city needs to pick up garbage few times per day to keep houses & building off the “ food” … why they can’t hire extra cleaning crews?

What about Friday.
March 21, 2023 10:34 am

What are we supposed to do when shobbos comes in before 6?

What about erev shabbos or YT
March 21, 2023 10:35 am

Will they allow for trash to be left curbside in bags on an erev shabbos or YT?

March 21, 2023 10:50 am

And what about Shabbos pick up in the winter when you can’t put the bags out so late because of Shabbos?

a jew
March 21, 2023 10:53 am

Make no sense most people keep the garbage outside any way also it’s 11 o’clock they still didn’t pick up the garbage so what is this law going to help

Thanks Mayor Adams
March 21, 2023 10:57 am

Personally I’m not a huge fan of the mayor but this is a great initiative. Coming to Crown Heights I was absolutely mortified by the trash in the streets. New York garbage is nasty and needs to be addressed by all communities including ours.

"the earliest of any major American city "
March 21, 2023 10:57 am

In no other city are there piles of garbage bags all over the side walk for trash pick up. Other places have big metal bins that the trash goes into- and places that have lots of trash have pick up a few times a week

Othercities the trash picked up few times per day
Reply to  "the earliest of any major American city "
March 22, 2023 11:29 am

Only NYC the super dense the garbage is not collected few times per day or more often not collected on a designated days at all..

March 21, 2023 11:10 am

the city is doing this to fight the rat NOT for a reason to give more tickets to people, people need to learn that government is there to help people.

And yet…
Reply to  rats
March 21, 2023 6:15 pm

…the inevitable result is going to be nothing useful regarding the former, and a lot more of the latter. There’s a reason for the saying that the scariest words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

To all the "mortified out of towners"
March 21, 2023 12:00 pm

The piles of garbage you witnessed were likely due the trash collections not taking place on the scheduled days!!! Either it snowed half an inch, or there was a holiday or they simply came much later in the day. This meaningless law will just be another excuse to fine those that NEED to put garbage at the curb earlier than 6PM (ie. Shabbos, leaving town etc…) and just to make sure you are all aware, the sanitation guys don’t take an extra step to get garbage near your house, so if it’s not at the curb all piled mountain high,… Read more »

good start
March 21, 2023 12:14 pm

good start . at least when you are walking the streets going home from work you wont have to dodge garbage . Next step is to force the restaurants o n kingston ave and anyone that produces mountains of garbage to have private garbage pickup at least once a day. and next step is to fine anyone who doesnt put garbage in bins . Just dumping garbage bags on the street is disgusting

CH home owner with family in Aussie
March 21, 2023 12:14 pm

The City should mandate the use of bins – with attached, spring-closed lids. As someone else noted, this is done in other cities. The sanitation crew /trucks tilt the bins into the trucks, eliminating spillage, etc. This would effectively address the rat issue.

Other virtues
Reply to  CH home owner with family in Aussie
March 21, 2023 5:53 pm

Other cities don’t have the amount of people concentrated in such small spaces.

Reply to  CH home owner with family in Aussie
March 22, 2023 12:46 am

Yup to have garbage bins is a better idea.
It’s normal and logical. There’s space on your front porch and communal buildings can have larger ones in a designated space.
Plenty crowded cities do the same.

March 21, 2023 12:44 pm


March 21, 2023 5:05 pm

Supply and Demand

Lazy government workers
March 21, 2023 1:24 pm

The reason why we have this increased rat problem now is due to the sanitation department abdicating it’s duties during covid scare and leaving garbage on the streets for days. Regarding a container, why would I want to invest in a secure container when it will get thrown around and destroyed by the sanitation workers or stolen by criminals? In any case, changing the hours of placing the bags on the street will have a negligible effect on the rats as I’m sure they will adapt quickly.

Our responsibility also
March 21, 2023 2:40 pm

The sidewalks & street in front of homes are also littered. Not only about rats. Walked to Kingston and was horrified at how the Shechuna looks.
If each family took the time to care for their own property would make a world of difference.

hey Mayor, part of the issue
March 21, 2023 3:40 pm

is that the garbage is often not even picked up until many hours or even a day or two after it is supposed to be

and please while we are cleaning up the city, how about the human acting in horrific ways towards others, or are those allowed at all hours?

Mr C
March 21, 2023 9:38 pm

Those huge bulky green pails that are so popular are great for deterring rodents, they can only chew through the lid which they do often, problem is those pails have a bar in front and were made to be picked up by machines, they are heavy when empty, even the smallest ones. No sanitation worker in his or her right mind is going to lift these pails furthermore overstuffed kitchen bags placed in these pails cause shoulder strains when attempting to remove such bags. Everyone needs to do better, each sanitation crew services thousands of families per day, Each truck… Read more »

Maybe city should hire more garbage tracks
March 22, 2023 11:22 am

Maybe our city should hire more garbage tracks and pick up garbage few times per day. Like 4AM 8pm same day!!!
Crowded places like restaurants & schools, hospitals more times per day.

Keeping garbage inside will not solve the rat problems, we live in the building – it’s insane what’s going on in terms of rats, and all CH BACK ALLEYS – are infected with rats…

City needs to do extra cleaning and install food leftovers shredders inside the NYC kitchen sinks as a mandatory

So all garbage is taken away 24/7
and not piles up.

There's more
March 22, 2023 12:16 pm

I live in a city out of NY, and we put our trash out in bins, which a truck can pick up without people having to carry it. The idea of trash bags sitting DIRECTLY on the sidewalk, leaving residue and a terrible smell, is DISGUSTING. Get it together!