NYC launches $14.5 million push to clean up streets, curb rat population

New York City Department of Sanitation crews are on the front lines of a new initiative to clean up the city.

Mayor Eric Adams calls the new push “Get Stuff Clean.”

It allocates $14.5 million to clean up 1,000 dirty sites across the city.

The effort also includes hiring 200 additional sanitation workers; increasing waste backet servicing; stepping up rat mitigation efforts; and expanding camera enforcement of illegal dumping.

“People come to our city – generally out-of-staters – they come, they dump their trash here and think no cares,” DSNY Commissioner Jessica Tisch told Derick Waller on Eyewitness News This Morning. “But I care. The mayor cares. The Department of Sanitation cares. And finally, with these illegal dumping cameras, we have a strategy that works.

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