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Press Release #16-53
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
CONTACT: Vito A. Turso/Belinda Mager 646-885-5020

No Garbage, Recycling or Organics Collection nor Street Cleaning on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8

The New York City Department of Sanitation reminds city residents that there will be no garbage, recycling nor organics collection, or street cleaning, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

  • Residents who normally receive Tuesday garbage and organics collection should place their materials out at curbside Tuesday evening after 4 p.m. for collection.

  • Residents normally receiving Tuesday recycling collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, November 14 for collection on Tuesday, November 15.

In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, in observance of the holiday.

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 more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 689 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.