Supplemental sanitation services began in December 1988. Streetplus Co., LLC (formerly Atlantic Maintenance Corp.) provides this service with manual workers sweeping the sidewalks, curbside and plaza areas of the Myrtle Avenue BID. Due to the pandemic the BID has reduced service to two full-time crew members and will add a third person as needed. Sweeping services are provided on a continuous basis from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.
On snow days the crew clears a path on each of the four pedestrian plazas and assists property owners and the city regarding all corner sidewalk ramps. The BID spreads calcium chloride on cleared areas. The BID also assists in clearing snow to provide access to fire hydrants.
The NYC Dept. of Sanitation services the BID’s custom litter baskets which are lined with clear plastic liners, regularly on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Sunday service is made possible with Clean Initiative Funding from City Councilman Robert Holden. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday service is provided depending on availability. The BID maintains a regular dialog with the local Community Board and the District Sanitation Superintendent to ensure the best level of service delivery to the BID district especially conditions that need immediate attention.
PLEASE NOTE: These supplemental sanitation services do not release the merchants/and or property owners from their responsibility regarding enforcement of the NYC Sanitation Code and in particular their responsibility for sweeping the sidewalk and 18” curbside.
The BID voluntarily participates in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations Scorecard Program which monitors the cleanliness of sidewalk and street conditions on a monthly basis and reports on them quarterly. The Myrtle Avenue BID consistently receives scores of 97-100% each quarter.