MTA expands subway trash can removal plan

A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)

August 30, 2012 3:21:49 PM PDT
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expanding a pilot program to remove trash cans from subway stations.

The agency says eight more stations - two each in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens - will become trash can free on Sept. 2.

It has been testing the plan at two stations: Flushing-Main Street and Eighth Street in Manhattan.

The MTA says it's trying to reduce the subway rodent population and the amount of refuse pick-up in the stations. It says it has more trash than it can handle at its 468 subway stations.

It is asking riders at the 10 stations to be part of the solution by taking their trash out with them.


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