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The city offers five grants of up to $20,000 for projects that help improve waste management in business districts. This looks like a bid to kick off the delayed “Clean Curbs” pilot program. Property owners should use street space for garbage bins instead of filling sidewalks with big black plastic bags.
“New York City’s strongest seeks to innovate and rethink garbage collection in ways that improve public areas and create more vibrant commercial districts,” Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson said of the grant. said in a statement to be released.
According to DSNY, the project “may include new litter baskets, compactors, corrals, containers, organic matter collection, and other waste management equipment and infrastructure.”
Clean Curbs envisioned that commercial property owners, such as business improvement districts and multifamily homes, could install trash cans on the street or in the basement, as shown in the diagram below.
Because if $100,000 doesn’t seem like enough to cover up New York’s famous 5 o’clock shadow, it doesn’t. For decades, cities in countries as diverse as Spain, France, South Korea, Argentina, and the Netherlands have used a variety of methods, including underground containers, air tubes, and sorting bins, to keep streets clean and waste to pedestrians. I’ve been trying to get out of the way. But New York likes to take its time — even when pedestrians have to wade through garbage bags on sidewalks. He confirmed that it will be 1 block.
Claire Mifflin, founder of the Center for Zero Waste Design, believes the grant is “to encourage Clean Curves applicants” by expanding the program. As in, the city is pushing the responsibility of devising the project behind private interests, she said. It’s a trend in New York City seen in many efforts to pedestrianize business districts. Like other municipalities, the city must take the lead in setting up fences.
“Rather [DSNY] Developed city standards for Clean Curbs enclosures that BID could use and conducted several trials throughout the city, including areas without BID or community development organizations, with the city/city partners providing cleaning maintenance in those districts. We operated,” she said. She said, adding that $20,000 isn’t really a big deal when it comes to designing, manufacturing, and maintaining such an enclosure.
David Estrada, executive director of Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Business Improvement District, applauded the grant program, which is based on the idea that “you need every tool at your disposal.” Containerization efforts are beyond the reach of small BIDs like him. Many BIDs say they are “struggling to maintain core services” in public health and security after “an incredibly difficult two years of a pandemic” and are “excessive in doing simple things.” If a city needs more applications, a program like Clean Curbs would do well to “cut some of the bureaucratic complexity.”
As for DSNY, we are hiring a manager for our Clean Curbs program.
“Like any project, program or idea, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, but we hope this grant opportunity will spur new Clean Curve pilot projects and help plan for the future.” Spokesman Joshua Goodman added that the administrator “has just spoken with BID who are interested in applying for funding for a simple idea, but they are really asking the residents and businesses in the area. It is something that can make a difference.”
Goodman stressed that “Clean Curbs” is just one of DSNY’s efforts to tackle corporate trash, saying that the commercial waste zone, a city program to streamline the unsafe business of private trash hauling, will open in 2024. ) and trash “BetterBin”. -Basket redesigned pilot.
DSNY is accepting grant applications through April 22 at firstname.lastname@example.org. See here for details. Winners will be selected by May 20th.