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Dirty part of Flushing gets pails from Crown

Koo, DSNY and company reveal initiative

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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:30 am

Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) announced that Flushing’s “Restaurant Row” — a block of 40th Road between Prince Street and Main Street — will receive 150 45-gallon pails from Crown Container Company on Tuesday to help clean it up.

“40th Road has always been a challenging part of Flushing,” Koo said. “Crown Container has been an outstanding partner in Flushing, and we are grateful that they have supplied these waste receptacles and new trucks to address the sanitation problems of 40th Road.”

Distribution of the pails began on Monday.

The container company recently bought $300,000 worth of equipment for sanitation on 40th Road and other sections of the neighborhood. Crown also will begin to use a new truck that has a cart tipper which will work to keep the containers from spilling. The collections will happen at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

“These pails will keep the sidewalks clean, will keep the streets clean and between this and our new composting program in Flushing, we’re gonna keep Flushing clean and green,” Crown Container President Jerry Antonacci said. “Crown Container’s honored to be involved in this effort to help clean up Flushing at 40th Road.”

Storing the bins for waste disposal and pickup will be the responsibility of the restaurants. Fines of up to $350 can be issued by the Department of Sanitation for bins or bags left on the street after collection times.

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