The city of New York has a $32 million grand-plan to assist in resolving their ever-growing rat problem, Mayor de Blasio announced on Wednesday. The city is buying 336 Bigbelly solar-powered waste compactors, which will keep the rats out with a mailbox style opening and compacted waste which is stored safely inside the bin. The Bigbellys will be distributed between the three areas with the most rat complaints — Chinatown, the lower East Side and East Village in Manhattan, Grand Concourse in the Bronx, and Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.The aim is to reduce the city’s rat population by 70%!

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