Clean Bushwick Initiative Steps in to Address Neighborhood Trash Pile-Ups

Four years ago, the grassroots organization Clean Bushwick Initiative was formed to address the rampant litter problem in Bushwick and its surrounding neighborhoods. Now, severe budget cuts to the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) have forced the group to increase its efforts.

“Bushwick has always had a big litter problem. We’re an underserved community in that way,” Nicole De Santis, the head of Clean Bushwick Initiative, told Bushwick Daily. “For us to have more budget cuts is certainly problematic.”

Four years ago, the grassroots organization Clean Bushwick Initiative was formed to address the rampant litter problem in Bushwick and its surrounding neighborhoods. Now, severe budget cuts to the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) have forced the group to increase its efforts.

“Bushwick has always had a big litter problem. […]

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