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No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2002

June 20, 2002 | Al Ferguson / John Pampalone (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 02-34, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Independence Day, there will be no street cleaning, garbage or recycling collection on Thursday, July 4, 2002. Residents who normally receive Thursday recycling collection on July 4, 2002 will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Thursday, July 11, 2002. 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, July 5, 2002.
  • 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, July  5, 2002 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, July 11, 2002.
  • Residents are urged not to place their recyclables out at curbside until Wednesday, July 10, 2002.
  • Residents and owners of commercial establishments who unlawfully leave their recyclables out at curbside over the holiday are subject to a fine of up to $250.
  • Areas that are scheduled to receive recycling collection on Friday, July 5, 2002, should place their recyclables out at the curbside Thursday evening, July 4, 2002, 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, July 4, 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.