Bronx Elected Official’s Goal is to See a More Beautiful Community

Bronx Elected Official’s Goal is to See a More Beautiful Community

BRONX — New York City Council Member Andy King has a message for Bronxites: “See Something, Sweep Something.”

A small group of volunteers from Council Member King’s community and staff came out on Wednesday, June 12, to pack more than 10 large green garbage bags with trash found along White Plains Road between East Gun Hill Road and East 216th Street. With the help of a Department of Sanitation agent, one business that was illegally placing bags of trash on the sidewalk was made to clear the front of the store of the debris.

“Since elected to office five years ago, I have been organizing the community, my neighbors, the businesses and students to take part in efforts to beautify our neighborhood by sweeping the paper,  bottles and other trash on their streets and deposit it in the trash. These simple acts go a long way,” said Council Member King.

Operation Cleaner Streets is a program headed up by Council Member King, which strives to encourage community residents in the 12th District to pick up trash in front of their homes, bus stops and subway stations and heavily trafficked streets.

Operation Cleaner Streets takes place every 12th of month at different locations within the 12th Council District. Those interested in volunteering or finding out about future clean-up locations should contact Comy Lewis at the Office of Council Member Andy King at (718) 684-5509 or email

In the past, Operation Cleaner Street has tackled business corridors along Baychester Avenue, Boston Road, Dyre Avenue, East 233rd St. and various other locations in need of beautification.

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