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No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4th

June 28, 2006 | Vito A. Turso / Matthew LiPani(646) 885-5020

Press Release # 06-31, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that in observance of Independence Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Tuesday, July 4, 2006.  Residents who receive Tuesday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Tuesday evening after 4 P.M. for pickup.  Those who normally receive Tuesday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Tuesday, July 11th. 

Neighborhoods that regularly receive garbage or recycling collection on Wednesday should place their cans or bags out on Tuesday evening, after 4 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 Tuesday, July 4, 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 website at