Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) is asking the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to designate a week of significantly increased enforcement of littering and illegal dumping along the Arthur Kill Road commercial and industrial corridor between Veterans Road West and Huguenot Avenue, as this is a chronically problematic area for detritus that has been illegally disposed of.
Members of Borelli’s staff have joined DSNY officials in identifying several properties that will be targeted for chronic offenses. Borelli is recommending a one-week grace period during which property owners can take it upon themselves to clean up their own properties before the Department of Sanitation imposes fines.
The Council Member’s office funds a non-profit “Clean Team” which has helped tremendously to address problematic locations. The team has been dispatched numerous times to the aforementioned stretch of Arthur Kill Road, and the frequency of the dumping surpasses the resources available to clean it up.
“This area has been a serious problem for too long. Our interventions have fallen on deaf ears with the commercial and vacant property owners in this location, and we cannot continue to allocate public resources to keep private property clean and presentable,” said Borelli.