Some private carting companies in New York City that have lost business due to COVID-19 are offering to help the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) collect residential trash.
According to a New York Daily News report, DSNY, however, says that is not an option. A DSNY spokesperson told the Daily News the following: “This is absolutely not under consideration. New Yorkers depend on us, and we will continue to provide our most essential services.”
New York Daily News has more:
Commercial carting companies that have lost private business customers in the coronavirus crisis say they’re offering to help the city Department of Sanitation pick up residential refuse.
The offer to add private carting companies to the city’s sanitation routes is “on the table," owners of private carting companies say.
“If things get bad enough, we don’t want garbage piling up in the streets,” said Tom Toscano, the owner of Mr. T Carting in Glendale, Queens.