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Overflowing garbage bins anger Brooklyn residents in Borough Park and Flatbush

By Mason White 11:58 AM August 14, 2013
Overflowing garbage in Brooklyn New York 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) People are fed up with overflowing garbage bins in several neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York.

The residents in the affected areas have said enough is enough when it comes to garbage littering their neighborhoods.

Local shops are thriving in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, but so is the garbage.
Borough Park and Bensonhurst have been suffering the same problem.
A resident of Midwood said the garbage problem was the worst she had seen in the past 50 years.

“I’ve never seen such filth. If you walk down Avenue J, it is horrible. The other thing that angers me is that there are a lot of tourists who come here. They come to eat at the kosher pizzeria. They come from Israel, and Los Angeles, California. I’m so embarrassed that they see how our streets are so dirty,” the angry resident said.

At the intersection of Avenue J and East 14th Street, there is a large pile of garbage outside of the designated trash can.
“Literally, there are lots and lots of garbage,” Councilman David Greenfield said.

Greenfield slammed the Department of Sanitation, saying several commercial strips in Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst are underserved.

“They are allowing piles of garbage to accumulate in our core business areas,” he said.
A Sanitation spokesperson said the department is working with elected officials, the Community Board, and business owners, to solve the problem of overflowing trash cans.