October 9, 2002 | Contact: Vito A. Turso / Kathy Dawkins (646) 885-5020
Press Release # 02-47, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced today that effective Tuesday, October 15th, the Sanitation Department will begin enforcement of the Operation Dumpster Program that calls for strict adherence to the requirements of the law regarding the place and time commercial dumpsters must be put out for collection.
Commissioner Doherty said: "We had a four-week education and enforcement warning period. During that time, we distributed educational flyers and spoke directly to businesses citywide informing them of what the law required. On October 15th, we begin enforcement. We feel that people have the knowledge needed to comply."
Beginning Tuesday, October 15th, the Sanitation Department's Enforcement Division will issue notices of violation for failure to store receptacles and for sidewalk obstructions as these laws relate to the Operation Dumpster Program. Failure to follow these regulations may result in fines ranging from $50 to $250.
Under Operation Dumpster: