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No garbage, recycling collection or street cleaning on Monday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Holiday

December 20,2006 | Vito A. Turso / Matthew LiPani (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 06-71, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Department of Sanitation announced today that there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday.  Residents who receive Monday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Monday evening after 5 P.M. for pickup on Tuesday, December 26th.  Those who normally receive Monday recycling collection will have their recycling picked up on Tuesday, January 2, 2007. 

All Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 25th in observance of the holiday.  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 website at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.