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Alliance for Downtown New York Addresses Trash Woes

The newly released guide details how sanitation improvement can start with residents, building owners and property managers in Lower Manhattan.

The Alliance for Downtown New York has released a guide to improve residential trash woes in Lower Manhattan. The newly released guide details how sanitation improvement can start with residents, building owners and property managers.

According to a Patch report, the Alliance's guide found that 20 percent of properties in the neighborhood have taken advantage of the city's free diversion services—which leaves plenty room for improvement, according to the business improvement district.

Part of the problem, according to the Alliance, is the growing population in the area. The population of children, in particular, increased by nearly 250 percent in the city’s Financial District between 2000 and 2010, according to the report. Since 2010, at least 10,000 residential units have been added or planned, noted the report.

Patch has more details:

The Alliance for Downtown New York is hoping to improve Downtowners' residential trash woes — a result of a residential boom the neighborhood has seen in recent years.

In a newly released residential waste guide for residents and property managers, the Alliance detailed myriad ways individuals and developers alike can reduce mountains of garbage bags on the Manhattan tip's often narrow sidewalks.

The Alliance says the number of people in Lower Manhattan has tripled since September 11th.

Read the full article here.

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