1-day trash pickup irks Yonkers residents

Complaints among Yonkers residents are growing louder as garbage continues to pile up on city streets following the decision to cut down trash collection to one day a week.

Department of Public Works officials say trash won't be hauled away from 96 streets until Tuesday, despite the blazing heat that's making the refuse rot and smell.

"It's impossible to live like this," says Josephine Cortese, who lives on Glover Avenue.

Trash along Glover Avenue should've been picked up yesterday, but the Yonkers DPW commissioner says some streets were skipped due to changes in the schedule and the pickup routes.

Garbage pickup had to be switched to a one-day schedule to help close the city's $109 million budget gap.

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