Could it be that the New York City Department of Sanitation has forgotten about Carroll Gardens? According to emails that PMFA received from readers in the past few days, there has not been any reliable trash pick-up in the neighborhood for the past week. I noticed the same on my block. Though recyclables were picked up a few days ago, the garbage and compost were not.
I took a quick walk around the neighborhood and sure enough, filled trash cans were standing by the curb from First Place to Fourth Place, on President Street, Carroll Street, and from First Street to 5th Street.
What's going on? We all understood when there was a disruption of service after January's snowstorm, but there has not been any significant snow since.
In January, the community was told that Sanitation would only pick up bulk items like couches and mattresses on an 'as needed" basis. The temporary slow down is related to the recent expansion of the organic waste collection in the neighborhood.
That, however, would not explain why there seems to be a slow down in garbage pick-up.
Meanwhile, it looks rather grimy with all the piled up trash in the neighborhood. To make things even worse, Monday is a Holiday, so no pick-up till Tuesday at least for some folks.
Has Sanitation picked up on your block in Carroll Gardens this week?