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No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2001

November 14, 2001 | Contact: Kathy Dawkins / Al Ferguson (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 01-35, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no street cleaning, garbage or recycling collection on Thursday, November 22, 2001. Residents who normally receive Thursday recycling collection on November 22, 2001 will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Thursday, November 29, 2001. Residents should comply with the following adjusted schedules:

Garbage Collection Schedule

  • Residents who normally receive Thursday garbage collection should instead place their trash out at curbside Thursday evening, for pickup on Friday, November 23, 2001.
  • On Friday, some residents may have their garbage picked up at an earlier or later time than normal.
  • Areas that regularly receive garbage collection on Friday, November 23, 2001 should place their trash out at curbside Thursday evening, as they normally would.
Recycling Collection Schedule
  • Residents who normally receive Thursday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Thursday, November 29, 2001.
  • Residents are urged not to place their recyclables out until Wednesday, November 28, 2001.
  • Residents and owners of commercial establishments who unlawfully leave their recyclables out at curbside over the holiday week are subject to a fine of up to $250.
  • Areas that are scheduled to receive recycling collection on Friday, November 23, 2001, should place their recyclables out at the curbside Thursday evening, November 22, 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 Thursday, November 22, 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.