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MTA Ends Experiment of Removing Waste Bins from Subway Platforms

The State Comptroller's office audits revealed that the amount of litter and track fires increased after waste bins were removed from platforms.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has ended its six-year experiment of removing trash cans from dozens of subway stations after the State Comptroller's office audits revealed that the amount of litter and track fires increased after waste bins were removed from platforms.

The MTA has returned the waste bins to the stations that were part of the pilot program.

NY1 News has more:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has bagged its experimental idea to remove trash cans from subway platforms around the city.

Back in 2011, the MTA launched a pilot program to remove trash cans from dozens of subway stations.

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