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Sanitation Department Announces Changes to Recycling Collection Days in Certain Areas of Queens Effective October 18th

October 14,2010 | Vito A. Turso/Matthew LiPani

Press Release # 10-25, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Starting the week of October 18th, 2010, the Department of Sanitation is changing the recycling collection day in certain areas of Queens Community Boards 3 (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, North Corona) and 4 (Corona, Corona Heights, Elmhurst) to make the most efficient use of its resources. 

DSNY has been conducting outreach to all buildings in the affected community board areas.  DSNY's Enforcement Division will not be issuing 'failure to store' summonses to affected buildings during the start-up phase of the recycling collection changes.

For further information on the changes to recycling collection days, as well as other changes, call 3-1-1 or visit