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Van Bramer allocates $60K for trash cans, 34 new bins come to Long Island City

New cans in Woodside (Van Bramer)

June 19, By Christian Murray

Thirty-four new trash cans have recently popped up in Long Island City following the allocation of $60,000 of city funds by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer toward the installation of 108 new cans throughout western Queens.

The majority of the 34 new cans in Long Island City have gone up in new locations on Vernon Boulevard, from Hunters Point over to Queensbridge.

A small number of the new cans have replaced existing wire trash cans. The new cans, which cost over $500 each, are significantly larger and are sturdier than the old cans.

Woodside has received 32 new cans and Sunnyside 29. In these areas, the trash cans, for the most part, have replaced the old wire cans.

Van Bramer said that 15 new cans have been installed in the Dutch Kills/Astoria neighborhood that he also represents.

“With more than a hundred new trash bins in Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Dutch Kills and Astoria, it will be easier than ever to throw trash in a bin rather than on the ground, keeping our streets clean for all,” Van Bramer said in a statement.

Old cans (file photo)

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