Ben made a name for himself by putting a new large covered trash can on every corner to clean up the neighborhood. Now Ben wants to take on rats and clean up the entire borough by putting a solar compactor on every corner, starting with the busiest 1,000 corners then going from there. That's why Ben introduced legislation to do just that. If he can't pass the legislation as a Council Member, he'll get it done as Borough President, or even by them for the borough on day one.
Every New Yorker hates seeing overflowing trash cans and garbage on the street that attracts rats. That’s why, as the New York Daily News reported, Ben introduced legislation to nearly double the number of solar trash compactors in the City of New York. The legislation would force the Department of Sanitation to purchase 1,000 additional solar trash compactors and then place them on the busiest highly trafficked street corners throughout our City. These solar trash compactors are able to hold up to five times more trash than regular trash cans, they need to be emptied less often and are 100% rat-proof. There are currently around 2,500 solar trash compactors in our City parks and areas where BIDs feel they are necessary. With my legislation we would put these in street corners where data shows they are needed.