Department of Sanitation311Search all websites

Sanitation Department Shifts to Summer Hours

April 3,2009 | Vito A. Turso/Matthew LiPani

Press Release # 09-15, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) shifted its primary hours of work for refuse collection and recycling to 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., starting Monday, April 6.  The earlier hours will continue through November.

The change in hours allows DSNY personnel to do their strenuous work in cooler morning temperatures during the warmer months.  Homeowners must still place their refuse and recyclables at curbside after dusk on the day prior to their scheduled day of collection.

For any questions regarding DSNY services and schedules, contact 311 or visit the