RDRC In-Partnership: ACE/NYC Department of Sanitation
In partnership with ACE and the NYC Department of Sanitation, the CBO implemented a staging location where garbage bags and illegal dumping are placed to minimize the excess garbage on sidewalks, providing safety and mobility and a healthier community.
The staging location, located on B21st Street, behind the B20th Street Plaza, will be a friendlier location for DFR ACE Ambassadors to pick up garbage and place, where then, the NYC Department of Sanitation will remove, creating a friendlier walk for shoppers, workers, and those who visit the Downtown Far Rockaway neighborhood.
We are thankful and excited that ACE has hired an extra worker to the cleaning crew; while the NYC Department of Sanitation donated standard duty plastic tilt trucks to assist the team with picking up the garbage/garbage bags and transfer to the staging location, where the NYC Department of Sanitation will remove, weekly.
The CBO’s cleaning crew contracted through ACE identified with uniforms, shovel and brooms in hand, no matter the weather, keeping the district clean. The cleaning crew works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with RDRC’s specialized maintenance worker deployed as needed, weekly throughout the year.