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No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th

October 30, 2002 | Contact: Vito A. Turso / John Pampalone (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 02-52, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Election Day, there will be no street cleaning, garbage, or recycling collection on Tuesday, November 5th. Residents who receive Tuesday garbage collection should instead place their trash out at curbside Tuesday evening, for pickup on Wednesday, November 6th. Residents who normally receive Tuesday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Tuesday, November 12th.

Neighborhoods that regularly receive garbage or recycling collection on Wednesday should place their cans or bags out on Tuesday evening, as normal. Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash or recyclables at curbside over the holiday are subject to a fine of up to $250. 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.

All Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 5th 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 the DSNY web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.