Updated: Garbage trucks return to park on 10th Street
Two garbage trucks were spotted parked on 10th Street just west of First Avenue today (thanks to Steven for the photos!) …
On Nov. 21, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) was to temporarily relocate the trucks — effectively immediately — to Pier 42 along the East River for the next three months.
For whatever reasons, the trucks are back here — and during the day. In September 2018, the DSNY started using this section of 10th Street to park up to seven garbage trucks from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., including on Sundays. The DSNY no longer had use of their garage on 30th Street, and the solution was to relocate their fleet to residential blocks.
This move sparked numerous complaints from residents and merchants alike who called out the problems with the smell, noise and negative impact on business.
While the trucks were away from here for a week-plus, the “Authorized Vehicles Only” signs remained up along this corridor, reserving parking for DSNY vehicles.
Updated 2:30 p.m.
Sen. Brad Hoylman’s office contacted the city. “They say that the trucks are there on a lunch break but will remain off the street overnight and on weekends, as they have publicly committed.”
In a statement, the Department of Sanitation said: “Sanitation workers continue to use this facility during lunch breaks; the trucks are not parking overnight.”
The Theater for the New City complex at 155 First Ave. near 10th Street was previously used by DSNY for storage, and they still maintain space in the facility for crews.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Questions and concerns as the sanitation department begins using 10th Street to park garbage trucks