NYC is feeling the pinch since the sanitation department’s budget was cut by $106 million dollars. Trash has been accumulating all over the city – and it’s become a public health crisis.
There are less resources this year than in the prior fiscal year, but the sanitation department says curbside collection service has remained the same. The difference? Residents are staying home and are disposing of more trash than usual, especially in the outer boroughs.
For residents in wealthier zip codes, reduced tourism and the closure of offices has allowed these neighborhoods to stay free of waste.