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No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th

December 20,2004 | Vito A. Turso / Taryn Duckett (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 04-71, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2004, there will be nogarbage collection, recycling collection, or street cleaning. Residents who receive Saturday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Sunday evening after 5 PM for pickup on Monday, December 27th. Those who normally receive Saturday recycling collection will have their recycling picked up on Sunday, January 2nd by special weekend crews.

All Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 24thin observance of the holiday, except for critical Operations office personnel. However, garbage and recycling collection and street cleaning will proceed on a normal schedule on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th. Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash, 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.

For questions about Sanitation services and schedules over the holiday, contact the NYC Citizens Service Center at 3-1-1 or visit the DSNY web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.