Showing posts with label trash cans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trash cans. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Big Belly trash cans go MIA around Tompkins Square Park

As you may have noticed, the city has removed the solar-powered, Big Belly trash cans around Tompkins Square Park. 

The plain ol' trash cans are now back on the corners, such as Seventh Street and Avenue A (above!) and 10th Street and Avenue A...
And Vinny & O shared these photos from 10th Street and Avenue B yesterday ... (that one outside Sheen Brothers seemed to be chronically full or on the fritz) ...
The Big Belly trash cans arrived here in July 2017 as part of the city's $32-million plan to combat vermin in rat-popular neighborhoods, like this one.

The Daily News previously reported that each can costs $7,000. Not sure how effective they are/were with trash piled atop the pricy cans (here and here, for example) or being out of order (here and here, for example).

The Big Belly receptacles remain inside Tompkins Square Park...

Monday, September 14, 2020

It's full, wrapped in plastic: A Big Belly on B needs emptied out

An EVG reader shares these Big Belly photos from outside Sheen Brothers on Avenue B at 10th Street... the solar-powered trash can is full... and to prevent people from continuing using this for trash, or even stacking stuff on top, someone basically wrapped it with plastic and posted multiple notes ...

The Big Belly trash cans arrived here in July 2017 as part of the city's $32-million plan to combat vermin in rat-popular neighborhoods, like this one.

H/T Pete Martell!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Happy returns: Trash cans are back on East Village sidewalks

Reports are coming in today that the city is returning trash cans to the sidewalks... we've heard from a tipster on Avenue A as well as from MP, who submitted the above photo from Second Avenue and Ninth Street.

City workers started scooping up the trash cans back on May 31 in the aftermath of the post-protest mayhem that erupted on parts of Second Avenue, Third Avenue and Astor Place.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday's parting shot

Spring really is in full bloom everywhere.... an EVG reader shared this photo from Bleecker and Elizabeth today...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Warm weather aftermath in Tompkins Square Park

[Yesterday morning]

Several residents have pointed out the over-flowing Big Belly trash cans in and around Tompkins Square Park after two days of warm weather...

The new solar-powered trash cans arrived last July as part of the mayor's $32-million plan to combat vermin in rat-popular neighborhoods, like this one. The Daily News reported at the time that each can costs $7,000.

The city delivered eight more Big Bellies to the Park last fall, and they don't seem to be helping with the overflow of trash, especially during nice days.

H/T Vinny & O and JG!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Looking at the Big Belly 1.0 and 2.0 in and around Tompkins Square Park

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Someone added a little detail to the new anti-rat, Big Belly trash can that the city placed here on the northwest corner of Avenue A and Seventh Street last Thursday. Big Belly watchers believe the addition arrived Monday night.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Looking at the Big Belly 1.0 and 2.0 in and around Tompkins Square Park

[10th and B]

Last week, workers placed new solar-powered, Big Belly trash cans in and around Tompkins Square Park as part of the city's $32-million plan to combat vermin in rat-popular neighborhoods, like this one.

Per the city:

The City will purchase 336 solar compactors that restrict access to trash with a “mail-box” opening and that have resulted in 90% rat reductions when fully deployed in concentrated areas. The City will also replace all the remaining wire waste baskets in the zones with 1,676 steel cans — both in parks and on street corners — which should meaningfully reduce rats’ access to food sources compared to current wire baskets.

However effective, they're no match for someone who decides to dump contents from their apartment at their mail-box opening...

While there are more of the new Big Belly trash cans deployed inside the Park, it may be a good idea to put several of them at key entry points, such as Avenue A and St. Mark's Place, alongside the Big Belly 1.0, which can be overmatched ...

and Avenue A at Ninth Street...

Still, the squirrels seem to like them...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Some new trash cans for 2nd Avenue

Vinny & O shared these photos ... showing new city trash cans along Second Avenue ... seen here at Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place (and only on the east side of the Avenue for now) ...

A recent report at DNAinfo noted that these "High-End Litter Baskets" cost $525 each.

Perhaps these were placed here for the benefit of the travelers who have been camping out under the Orpheum marquee this spring.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trash can in the trash can

A reader shares this from Third Street and Avenue B... where someone is clearly flouting the city's ban on household trash in street trash cans ... by dumping an entire household trash can ...

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Today in trash can fires on 2nd Avenue

This afternoon on Second Avenue at East Second Street... and the FDNY was quickly on-hand to extinguish the flames...

Photos via Danielle Baskin

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

These boots were made for...

A moment on First Avenue and East Fifth Street today via Derek Berg...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Here are your all-new trash cans on Avenue A

A reader told us that they arrived today on the west side of the Avenue … check back tomorrow for our comprehensive review…

Meanwhile, remember not to litter…

Monday, February 2, 2015

London calling

Map of the London Underground in the trash on Second Avenue and East 11th Street...

Photos by Vinny and O.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Another BigBelly for Tompkins Square Park

EVG Trash Can Correspondent Bobby Williams spotted a worker installing one of those solar-powered, digitalized trash compactors today in Tompkins Square Park ... joining, uh, a few others that arrived in the past few years.

Dubbed BigBelly, these suckers can hold five times the amount of garbage as a traditional trash receptacle and can reduce trash collection by 80 percent, as I cut-n-paste from a Villager article from 2011.

Depending on the broker, the BigBelly can also accommodate two bunk beds and one grill.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Moving Day aftermath

East Seventh Street at Avenue A last night via Dave on 7th.

Seemed as if people were moving in or out of practically every building around this past weekend…

Saturday, July 20, 2013

[Updated] Noted

Tweeted this observation this morning... several people have also noticed. Anyone know why there aren't any trash cans along Second Avenue?

Updated Sunday morning

Still trash-can free on Second Avenue... and people seem to be just tossing their trash on the sidewalk...