09/24/2013 12:01 pm ET

'Disgusting' Garbage Problem Festers In Chinatown, Local Leaders Say

DNAinfo/Casey Cora

CHINATOWN — Civic and business leaders say they're sick of residents who dump their household trash into public garbage cans on Chinatown's main drag, a problem they say leads to festering smells and ugly piles of waste.

The leaders, at a meeting hosted by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce on Monday, said they are planning an educational campaign to combat the long-standing trash problem.

“The baskets were atrocious,” said Danny Moy, 25th ward superintendent and a Chinatown resident. “It’s very, very embarrassing to live in my own community and see this happening.”

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