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No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Lincoln's Birthday, Tuesday, February 12, 2002

February 1, 2002 | Kathy Dawkins / Al Ferguson (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 02-06, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday, there will be no street cleaning, garbage or recycling collection on Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Residents who normally receive Tuesday recycling collection on February 12, 2002 will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Tuesday, February 19, 2002. Residents should comply with the following adjusted schedules:

Garbage Collection Schedule

  • Residents who normally receive Tuesday garbage collection should instead place their trash out at curbside Tuesday evening, for pickup on Wednesday, February 13, 2002.
  • On Wednesday, some residents may have their garbage picked up at an earlier or later time than normal.
  • Areas that regularly receive garbage collection on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 should place their trash out at curbside Tuesday evening, as they normally would.

Recycling Collection Schedule

  • Residents who normally receive Tuesday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Tuesday, February 19, 2002.
  • Residents are urged not to place their recyclables out until Monday evening, February 18, 2002, for pickup on February 19, 2002.
  • 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 Wednesday, February 13, 2002, should place their recyclables out at the curbside Tuesday evening, February 12, 2002.

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 Tuesday, February 12, 2002 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.