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Press Release #17-02
Friday, January 6, 2017
CONTACT: Vito A. Turso/Belinda Mager 646-885-5020

No Garbage, Recycling or Organic Collection, nor Street Cleaning on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, nor street cleaning on Monday, January 16, 2017.

  • Residents who normally receive Monday trash, organics or recycling collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, January 16 for pickup. The Department usually collects recyclables the week following the holiday, and this is a departure from our normal holiday service.

Additionally, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the holiday.

For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules contact 311 or visit

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.