Council Member Julie Menin allocates funding for more trash pickups on the UES | Upper East Site More Trash Pickups, Sidewalk Cleanups and Rat Mitigation Coming to the UES by Upper East Site Staff September 16, 2022, 1:33 pm 1 Comment Trash and sanitation continue to be one of the top concerns among residents of Upper East Side, according to City Council Member Julie Menin, that’s why she’s teaming up with the NYC Department of Sanitation and two social services groups to makeAlready a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. One Comment Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest So kudos for the increased trash pick up, but the larger question is why on Earth is this even something that would need intervention by City Council. Wouldn’t regular, sufficient garbage collection be part of the normal operations of a functioning city and be expected without mention or praise? Maybe the larger lesson here is that NYC is dysfunctional, and cannot even manage sanitation anymore. Crime, Filth, Homeless. The very basic functioning of government is breaking down.