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Press Release #17-39
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
CONTACT: Vito A. Turso/Belinda Mager 646-885-5020

SERVICE ALERT: Curbside Organics Collection Changes in Brooklyn Community Board 7

Residents Should Place Brown Organics Bin at Curb for Collection on their Recycling Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that starting the week of July 3, residents living in parts of Brooklyn Community Board 7, including Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace, should put their brown organic collection bins out for pickup on their recycling day only. The Department determined most residents are putting out their bins on their recycling day, and this change will help create efficiencies as the Department further expands the curbside collection of food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste to additional neighborhoods throughout the city.

All city residents can check their collection days at or by calling 311.

If recycling collection day falls on a holiday, recycling material and the brown bin should be placed curbside after 4 p.m. on the evening of the holiday.

To date, curbside collection of food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste is available to more than one million city residents. The program will reach more than three million by the end of 2017.

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. 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.