While the snow might be gradually melting away, the mountainous garbage piles remain firmly in place. The New York City Department of Sanitation has been busy with snow removal, and that can only happen at the expense of trash pickup, as they handle both tasks.
Not only did they have snow to deal with, but also the holidays, with all the Christmas trees and extra household garbage. Having to clean up tons of confetti in Times Square on New Year's Eve probably didn't didn't help either.
It's all been a perfect storm for these piles of trash, but thankfully, work is underway to alleviate to the situation.
The department tweeted this update, promising 2,200 collection trucks.
Tuesday Update: ❄️ Today, there will be 2,200 collection trucks out, twice the normal amount. Sanitation Workers will be collecting trash, recycling & organics citywide. ❄️ Limited snow ops are still underway. ❄️ Snow laborers should report on Wed. Jan. 10 at 8 a.m.— NYC Sanitation (@NYCSanitation) January 9, 2018
In the meantime, be ready to dodge slush puddles and piles if you're navigating the city.