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Removing Trash Cans From Subway Stations Somehow Reduces Litter, MTA Declares

Removing Trash Cans From Subway Stations Somehow Reduces Litter, MTA Declares

(Lauren Evans) A counterintuitive "pilot program" aimed at reducing garbage in subway stations by removing trash cans appears, against all logic, to be working.

The idea of removing the trash cans came to the MTA in 2011 as a possible method of combating rats (though as David Lynch taught us, the real solution is to stop flinging your used tissues everywhere). But when the cans were removed from 10 stations, the agency found that not only did rat populations decrease, the amount of litter decreased, too.

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