New York is fighting rats with a new law aimed at keeping them out of the trash
Mayor Eric Adams fired his latest salvo in the war on rats on Friday when he signed legislation that will force landlords to buy heavy-duty trash cans if they fail to stop the rodents from infesting their garbage bags.
“I’ve made it clear that I hate rats — and we’re going to kill some rats,” Hizzoner said at the signing of the bill in Manhattan. “We’re making a dent in our rodent problem.”
The legislative package included in the bill will give the Department of Sanitation the power to require buildings to place their trash in vermin-proof bins if they have two or more rodent complaints.
It also codifies recently announced City Hall policy changes that require businesses and residences to put their rubbish out by 8pm at the earliest, cutting the time bags spend on the street – and the window for rats.
The legislation comes after officials rolled out a new pilot program that installed streetside storage bins in Times Square and Brooklyn Heights to allow businesses to stash their trash, in another experiment in disrupting rodent food supplies.
https://nypost.com/2022/11/18/new-york-wages-war-on-rats-with-new-law-aimed-at-keeping-them-from-trash/ New York is fighting rats with a new law aimed at keeping them out of the trash