How the rest of the world has reacted to New York City Mayor announcing that trash will now go in bins

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By Nasima Khatun

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The world has reacted to New York City Mayor announcing that trash will now go into bins - and let's just say, this has got to be one of the most hilarious internet moments ever.

Now, when it comes to making change, we hope the people we elect into positions of power will take the job seriously, and recently, no one's making quite the mark like New York City's leader, Eric Adams.

After declaring war on the rats in the city, the 63-year-old has been knuckling down in the hopes of making New York a pleasant place to live again.

And how's he doing this? With revolutionary wheelie bins, of course.

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Taking to X, formerly Twitter, the mayor posted a picture of himself wearing a white T-shirt and some cool shades while he inspected a new bin for the city.

"Introducing the official NYC Bin!" he wrote in the caption. "Today, we ROLLED OUT the next phase of our ‘Trash Revolution,’ showing New Yorkers how we're going to place even more black bags into the dustbin of history."

In a follow-up tweet, he added: "Once this newest change goes into effect this fall, we'll have containerized 70% of our city's 14 BILLION annual pounds of trash in just TWO years. And that's how we will win the war on rats in our city."

Have a look at the post below:


I don't know what's worse - the fact that this is marketed as something "revolutionary" or those terrible rubbish bin puns.

And it seems as though social media users agree.

"Wow, New York has caught up with 1968! Only took you 56 years to incorporate a wheeled trashcan into your waste management system," wrote one user, while another sarcastically added: "WOW, how bold and brave. You invented trash service."

A third had a request of their own, joking: "Could you go ahead and climb in it? Thaaaannnkkksss."

Others also brought up potential flaws in the method.

"How is this going to work? I swear I see multiple garbage bags per building on pick up days. Unless he means there’s going to be daily pickups," commented this person.

And in response, this user had some solutions he wanted to make clear to Adams: "All of that show to introduce garbage bins lol. Brother - we need more sanitation workers, increase pick up times, better garbage control and process AFTER the pick up."

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It comes after Adams announced that he will be hosting a 'rat summit' in which he went into detail about how his government was going to tackle the rodents that are currently plaguing New York City.

“New Yorkers may not know this about me - but I hate rats, and I’m confident most of our city’s residents do as well," Adams said in the news release. “With rat sightings down nearly 14 percent in our city's Rat Mitigation Zones year over year, we continue to make progress, but we’re not stopping there."

He continued, stating that "the best way to defeat our enemy is to know our enemy," - the "enemy" being the rats here.

"That’s why we’re holding this inaugural summit, to bring experts and leaders from across the country together to better understand urban rats and how to manage their populations," he added.

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Citywide Director of Rodent Mitigation, Kathleen Corradi, also weighed in on the matter.

“Despite being our closest urban counterparts, there is surprisingly limited research on urban rats and their management,” she said. “New York City is a vanguard in municipal rat management and continues to drive citywide mitigation efforts using science and data. We are proud to host the National Urban Rat Summit as a dedicated step to deepening understanding and building better sustainable management."

Well, for now, I guess it's Adams - 1 and NYC Rats - 0.

We'll wait to see how the rats respond.

Featured Image Credit: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan/Getty

How the rest of the world has reacted to New York City Mayor announcing that trash will now go in bins

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

The world has reacted to New York City Mayor announcing that trash will now go into bins - and let's just say, this has got to be one of the most hilarious internet moments ever.

Now, when it comes to making change, we hope the people we elect into positions of power will take the job seriously, and recently, no one's making quite the mark like New York City's leader, Eric Adams.

After declaring war on the rats in the city, the 63-year-old has been knuckling down in the hopes of making New York a pleasant place to live again.

And how's he doing this? With revolutionary wheelie bins, of course.

GettyImages-2156645405.jpgCredit: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, the mayor posted a picture of himself wearing a white T-shirt and some cool shades while he inspected a new bin for the city.

"Introducing the official NYC Bin!" he wrote in the caption. "Today, we ROLLED OUT the next phase of our ‘Trash Revolution,’ showing New Yorkers how we're going to place even more black bags into the dustbin of history."

In a follow-up tweet, he added: "Once this newest change goes into effect this fall, we'll have containerized 70% of our city's 14 BILLION annual pounds of trash in just TWO years. And that's how we will win the war on rats in our city."

Have a look at the post below:


I don't know what's worse - the fact that this is marketed as something "revolutionary" or those terrible rubbish bin puns.

And it seems as though social media users agree.

"Wow, New York has caught up with 1968! Only took you 56 years to incorporate a wheeled trashcan into your waste management system," wrote one user, while another sarcastically added: "WOW, how bold and brave. You invented trash service."

A third had a request of their own, joking: "Could you go ahead and climb in it? Thaaaannnkkksss."

Others also brought up potential flaws in the method.

"How is this going to work? I swear I see multiple garbage bags per building on pick up days. Unless he means there’s going to be daily pickups," commented this person.

And in response, this user had some solutions he wanted to make clear to Adams: "All of that show to introduce garbage bins lol. Brother - we need more sanitation workers, increase pick up times, better garbage control and process AFTER the pick up."

GettyImages-1793415612.jpgCredit: Spencer Platt/Getty

It comes after Adams announced that he will be hosting a 'rat summit' in which he went into detail about how his government was going to tackle the rodents that are currently plaguing New York City.

“New Yorkers may not know this about me - but I hate rats, and I’m confident most of our city’s residents do as well," Adams said in the news release. “With rat sightings down nearly 14 percent in our city's Rat Mitigation Zones year over year, we continue to make progress, but we’re not stopping there."

He continued, stating that "the best way to defeat our enemy is to know our enemy," - the "enemy" being the rats here.

"That’s why we’re holding this inaugural summit, to bring experts and leaders from across the country together to better understand urban rats and how to manage their populations," he added.

GettyImages-1787881574.jpgCredit: Spencer Platt/Getty

Citywide Director of Rodent Mitigation, Kathleen Corradi, also weighed in on the matter.

“Despite being our closest urban counterparts, there is surprisingly limited research on urban rats and their management,” she said. “New York City is a vanguard in municipal rat management and continues to drive citywide mitigation efforts using science and data. We are proud to host the National Urban Rat Summit as a dedicated step to deepening understanding and building better sustainable management."

Well, for now, I guess it's Adams - 1 and NYC Rats - 0.

We'll wait to see how the rats respond.

Featured Image Credit: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan/Getty