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DSNY Relocates Parked Garbage Trucks After 18 years

Residents in Queens are rejoicing over the end to their years-long battle with DSNY.

For 18 years, residents in Queens have issued complaints about the New York City Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) garbage trucks being doubled parked along 35th Avenue between 12th and 21st Streets. But now, after a lengthy battle, the trucks are being relocated and the residents are rejoicing.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the move of the trucks and the spending of $142 million to build a new DSNY garbage to replace the old one.

Pix 11 News has more details:

A street packed with smelly garbage trucks is causing real issues for the people who live there.

Sharon and Eddie Cadiz first noticed the issue on 35th Avenue between 12th and 21 Streets 18 years ago. That’s when the quality of live on their block took a drastic turn for the worse. The New York City Department of Sanitation garage on their corner became filled to capacity and the department began double parking it’s garbage trucks all along the avenue.

They began a battle to get the trucks off their block.

Read the full story here.

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