The NoHo BID is working with DSNY as they are launching this new pilot program for containerized trash. Next time you walk by Bleecker and Broadway or Lafayette and Bond, keep an eye out for these brand new bins that will get trash off of our sidewalks. We’re still putting the final touches on our bins this week, and they should be operational soon! Check our Instagram for updates.
Last year, NYC’s city government began a pilot program to allow BIDs to experiment with alternatives ways to store trash besides the traditional piles around corner bins. This is happening alongside broader conversations about the future of NYC’s approach to curbside trash management, and we’re excited to partner with DSNY, DOT, and other city agencies to help figure out the future of garbage in our City.
Why are we installing CitiBins in NoHo now? In NoHo, we have a huge problem with individuals that tear open our garbage bags and don’t retie them. This makes a lot of extra work for our Clean Team, who then have to bag and rebag the same trash over and over again. Now, many of our bags will be securely locked away, only accessible to the BID’s Clean Team and DSNY. Being able to securely store the bags should help the issue, help our Clean Team, and help keep NoHo cleaner.
The other big benefit to the neighborhood is that our busiest intersections will no longer have piles of trash around them. As we continue to move past the COVID-era, we are seeing record foot traffic in much of NoHo. Taking bags off the street will give pedestrians a little more room to walk around, and hopefully make the sidewalk experience cleaner for all.
This is a pilot program, and we would love to hear your feedback! If you have questions or comments, please reach out to us.