Paul Screvane

Sunday, June 01, 1958

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Screvane, Sanitation Commissioner, answers questions about the anti-litter drive and other sanitation problems.

Seymour Siegel moderates.

Panelists: Peter Franklin, City College Observation Post; Stan Siegel, NYU's Square Journal.

Questions: How effective has New York's anti-litter drive been?
Will alternate side street parking be discontinued in the near future?

Everyone is cooperating, but some more than others. Midtown Manhattan, high density pedestrian area, will have more litter. Tickets will not be given for throwing cigarette butts on the ground because there are no proper cans. In areas with the proper, experimental cans, a summons would be acceptable. Sanitation patrol officers issue summonses. The Police Department is cooperating. An average of 850 summonses per day. Focus on sanitary education system for children. Pedestrian litterbug, shopkeepers. Dog nuisance, dog comfort stations. Unleashed dogs. Atomic obliteration of refuse?

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72184
Municipal archives id: LT8243


Peter Franklin, Paul Screvane, Stan Siegel and Marvin Sleeper


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