(Click HERE for photos) It would appear that the folks in Jerusalem City Hall have other things to do rather than deal with trash collection in Meah Shearim. The neighborhood is drowning in trash, uncollected refuse that has collected over Shabbos and Yomtov, now fermenting in the streets as temperatures remain unseasonably high, with warnings for a severe sharav heat-wave towards the middle and end of the week.
Residents are storming over the fact the city did not make good on promises to remove trash on erev Yomtov, and activists have begun publicizing the phone number (057-776-9354) of Mr. Munul Katz from City Hall, the man responsible for the trash collection in the chareidi section of the city.
When questioned as to why the trash was not collected, Katz stated residents are correct – offering his honest but perhaps inadequate explanation, “There is just too much trash to collect and not enough time”.
Katz rejects allegations that trash was not picked up before Shabbos, explaining what is visible on the streets accumulated after Shabbos, not before. He also denies the neighborhood is being ignored because it is chareidi, and also promises that the trash will indeed be picked up during Chol Hamoed.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)