You can take away the garbage cans but can you take away the garbage? The MTA, in expanding its no trash can pilot program last month claimed that the program would make subway stations trash can, and thereby trash, free. But Upper East Side residents, who have been left holding the coffee cup/apple core/dirty napkins, say that the policy has done just the opposite.
In a recent survey conducted by Council member Jessica Lappin’s office, 66 percent of 218 respondents said that they’d noticed more trash at the 57th Street F Train station since the garbage cans went away. But even people who hadn’t slipped on any banana peels in the last 30 days thought the removal was a bad idea—93 percent of 515 respondents. Read More