MTA expanding subway trash can removal plan

Josh Einiger reports from Midtown.
January 28, 2014 3:36:30 PM PST
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its pilot program to reduce trash in the subway system is working and it will remove refuse cans at an additional 29 stations.

The agency began removing trash bins at 10 stations in September in an effort to reduce the subway rodent population and the amount of refuse pick-up in the stations.

It says it has resulted in a 66 percent reduction in the number of bags collected.

The expansion calls for the removal of refuse cans in 29 stations along the J and M lines.

The agency says riders have been part of the solution by taking their trash out with them.