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No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 18, 2002

February 4, 2002 | Kathy Dawkins / Al Ferguson (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 02-07, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Presidents' Day, there will be no street cleaning, garbage or recycling collection on Monday, February 18, 2002. Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection on February 18, 2002 will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Monday, February 25, 2002. 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, February 19, 2002.
  • 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, February 19, 2002 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, February 25, 2002.
  • Residents are urged not to place their recyclables out until Sunday evening, February 24, 2002, for pickup on February 25, 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 Tuesday, February 19, 2002, should place their recyclables out at the curbside Monday evening, February 18, 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 Monday, February 18, 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.