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No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17th

Feburary 3, 2003 | Contact: Vito A. Turso / John Pampalone (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 03-09, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Presidents' Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, and street cleaning on Monday, February 17, 2003. Residents who receive Monday garbage collection should instead place their trash out at curbside Monday evening, after 8 P.M. for pickup on Tuesday, February 18th. Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Monday, February 24th.

Neighborhoods that regularly receive garbage or recycling collection on Tuesday should place their cans or bags out on Monday evening, after 8 P.M. as normal. Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash or recyclables or dumpsters 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 Monday, February 17th in observance of the holiday. For questions about Sanitation services and schedules over the holiday, contact Sanitation at (212) 219-8090 or visit the DSNY web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.