Garbage cans disappearing from some train stations in Brooklyn and Queens

Posted: 10:06 PM, Apr 22, 2014
Updated: 2014-04-25 13:08:27-04

The MTA is expanding the pilot progam to remove trash cans.

Transit crews are taking away the trash cans at 29 stations in along the J amd M lines in Brooklyn and Queens. It’s part of a 6-month pilot program, according to the signs.

“The results have been for the most part very positive and we have seen some behavioral changes by riders,” said Department of Subways, SVP Joe Leader.  “We will expand the pilot to stations between Broad Street and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer in order to gauge the impact along an entire line segment.”

In a presentation to the MTA board, a transit representative reported a reduction in trash although slightly more was found on the tracks.

The MTA removes 40 tons of trash every day from the system from more than 3,500 trash receptacles.