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No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2001

August 23, 2001 | Contact: Kathy Dawkins / Al Ferguson (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 01-21, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Labor Day, there will be no street cleaning, garbage or recycling collection on Monday, September 3, 2001. Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection on September 3, 2001 will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Monday, September 10, 2001. Residents should comply with the following adjusted schedules:

Garbage Collection Schedule

  • Residents who normally receive Monday garbage collection should instead place their trash out at curbside Monday evening, for pickup on Tuesday, September 4, 2001.
  • On Tuesday, some residents may have their garbage picked up at an earlier or later time than normal.
  • Areas that regularly receive garbage collection on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 should place their trash out at curbside Monday evening, as they normally would.

Recycling Collection Schedule

  • Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Monday, September 10, 2001.
  • Residents are urged not to place their recyclables out at curbside until Sunday, September 9, 2001.
  • Residents and owners of commercial establishments who unlawfully leave their recyclables out at curbside over the holiday weekend are subject to a fine of up to $250.
  • Areas that are scheduled to receive recycling collection on Tuesday, September 4, 2001, should place their recyclables out at the curbside Monday evening, September 3, 2001, as they normally would.

Shopkeepers, restaurant managers, and other merchants who are serviced by private carting companies should contact their refuse haulers to determine whether they will receive collection on the holiday. The Department’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2001 in observance of the holiday. For questions about Sanitation services and schedules over the holiday, contact the Sanitation Action Center at (212) 219-8090 or visit our web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.