NEW YORK—Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) and Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick (D-Manhattan) announced legislation to ban New York City Department of Sanitation trucks from parking overnight on city streets. The legislation was introduced more than 14 months after Department of Sanitation vehicles began parking nightly on East 10th Street in Manhattan, a primarily residential community.
Senator Hoylman said: “Garbage trucks parked overnight in residential neighborhoods? That stinks! For far too long, the Department of Sanitation has used East 10th Street as its personal parking lot, forcing residents to endure rotten smells and extreme noise pollution. This legislation, which I’m proud to co-sponsor with my colleague Deborah Glick, will finally end this ridiculous practice. We must ban garbage trucks from parking overnight on residential streets so we can protect the quality of life in every corner of our city. I’m grateful to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Councilmember Carlina Rivera and Community Board 3 for their ongoing advocacy on this issue that has had a devastating impact on our residents and small businesses.”
Assemblymember Glick said: “For over a year, the New York City Department of Sanitation has been inappropriately parking garbage trucks overnight on residential streets in our neighborhood. This disruptive practice has negatively affected local residents and small businesses by taking up valuable parking space, adding to noise pollution, detracting from our community’s quality of life, and introducing vermin and foul odors in front of residences. I look forward to working with Senator Hoylman to require the Department of Sanitation to find a suitable solution to this problem that has persisted for far too long. There is no doubt in my mind that sanitation trucks would not be parked on residential streets in Park Slope.”
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said: “It is absolutely unacceptable that residents, businesses, and our local communities are suffering from the foul smell of garbage that lingers throughout their blocks due to overnight parking of sanitation trucks. Earlier this year I called on the New York City Department of Sanitation, along with Senator Hoylman and Assemblymember Glick, to create an immediate solution and remove the sanitation tricks parked along East 10th street and various other locations around the city. I applaud Senator Hoylman and Assemblymember Glick for standing up for our communities, once again, by introducing this legislation to amend New York City's administrative code and ban garbage trucks from parking on city streets overnight.”
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer said: “Garbage trucks parking overnight in residential neighborhoods just plain stinks, and the residents of East 10th street have been burdened by them for too long. I thank Senator Hoylman and Assemblymember Glick for introducing legislation to bar this from ever happening again.”
Councilwoman Carlina Rivera said: “These garbage trucks have ruined 10th Street business activity and residents’ quality of life for over a year. I want to thank Senator Hoylman and Assemblymember Glick for this legislation to address this health and safety situation citywide.”
Since September 2018, the New York City Department of Sanitation has parked garbage trucks on 10th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues from 7:00pm to 6:00am every night and all day on Sundays. Even after months of public outcry and a commitment from City Hall to address the issue, the Department of Sanitation continues to use this street as a parking lot for garbage trucks. The Hoylman-Glick legislation would prohibit any vehicle operated by the New York City Department of Sanitation that is used for garbage disposal or transportation from parking overnight on a New York City street.