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Press Release # 14-75
Friday, October 31, 2014
Vito A. Turso/Belinda A. Mager

No Garbage, Recycling or Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) today reminded New Yorkers that there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, or street cleaning, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th. In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 4th, in observance of the holiday.

Residents who normally receive Tuesday garbage and organics collection should place their materials out at curbside Tuesday evening after 4 p.m. for collection. Those receiving Tuesday recycling collection will not have their recycling picked up until Wednesday, November 12th, because of the consecutive holidays.

For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, contact 311 or visit the DSNY website at

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through the efficient management of solid waste and the development of environmentally sound long-range planning for handling refuse, including recyclables. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of 2,022 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 365 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,000 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.