NYC’s Trash Is Piling Up As A Side Effect Of The Mandatory Vax Rule

In some neighborhoods across New York City, trash bags are piling up.

It comes as some sanitation workers have slowed garbage pick up amid the city's COVID vaccine mandate for city workers. The city's Sanitation Department says there was a gap in service as the mandate kicked in on Monday.

Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson says workers who are on the job are heading to streets where trash has not been picked up. Eighty-three percent of city sanitation workers are COVID vaccinated.

Workers who have not been vaccinated have been pushed off the city payroll until they get the shot.

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