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No Garbage,Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on Memorial Day, Monday May 29th

May 24, 2006 | Vito A. Turso / Keith Mellis (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 06-22, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that in observance of Memorial Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, May 29, 2006.  Residents who receive Monday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Monday evening after 5 P.M. for pickup.  Those who normally receive Monday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Monday, June 5th.  

Neighborhoods that regularly receive garbage or recycling collection on Tuesday should place their cans or bags out on Monday evening, after 5 P.M. as normal.  Residences and Commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash, recyclables, or dumpsters at curbside over the holiday are subject to a fine 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.

In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2006 in observance of 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.