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Harsh Winter Leaves Snowy Trash in Boston

City officials focusing on clearing debris from major streets

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After a winter of historic snow accumulation, the city of Boston is now facing a dirty mess.

City officials are shifting their focus from snow removal to clearing debris from major streets and garbage from overflowing bins, according to The Boston Globe.

Mayor Marty Walsh has called in trash reinforcements, approving 20 seasonal workers, to follow garbage trucks and pick up debris that escapes the bins.

So far this year, Boston has spent $40 million on snow removal, according to Interim Public Works Commissioner Michael Dennehy.

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