We held our last Clean Up Day event of 2016 on Saturday, July 30. Despite the heat and the fact that the majority of the neighborhood was on vacation, we had a turnout of nearly 30 volunteers to close out the year. Java Studios hosted our group and we were really grateful for their support.
Northeast Greenpoint is a very industrial area and home to many scrap metal businesses, auto shops and warehouses. Just like our 2015 clean up day in this area, we found a lot of illegal dumping of large contractor bags full of garbage, tires discarded on the side of the road, and improperly disposed household trash. While it is disappointing that these problems have persisted over the past year, it is good to know where these dumping hot spots are so we can report them to the NYC Department of Sanitation.
One positive observation we were happy to make was that the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment plant keeps their property impeccably clean!
Check out the rest of the photos from this event on our Facebook page.