Burlington Coat Factory’s Big Sidewalk Mess

This is the pile of garbage that the Burlington Coat Factory on 23rd Street and 6th Avenue left in front of their store tonight. It’s tough to see from the picture, but this 4 foot high pile of plastic rubbish extended about 20 feet along the street.

Commercial businesses shouldn't be allowed to do this on a city street

Commercial businesses shouldn't be allowed to do this on a city street

I have no idea how long this pile of rubbish had been there or how long before it would be picked up, but if that elapsed time is any more than 15 minutes, something is wrong.  Besides the fact that thin plastic bags probably should be recycled, why was this kind of commercial trash waiting on the street in any case?

Please put your litter in its place.

Please put your litter in its place.

Commercial businesses generally have to use private trash removal services (rather than city service), so Burlington Coat Factory should be required to coordinate the time of their commercial pickup and only then take these piles of trash outside of the store.

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