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

June 25,2007 | Vito A. Turso / Matthew Li Pani

Press Release # 07-33, 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 Wednesday, July 4, 2007.  Residents who receive Wednesday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Wednesday evening after 4 P.M. for pickup.  Those who normally receive Wednesday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Wednesday, July 11th. 

Neighborhoods that regularly receive garbage or recycling collection on Thursday should place their cans or bags out on Wednesday 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 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.

In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 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 www.nyc.gov/sanitation.