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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #17-74
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
CONTACT: Public Affairs 646-885-5020

Sanitation Service Alerts for Election Day and Veterans Day

Election Day:

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that there would be no garbage, recycling nor organics collection on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

  • 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 13 for collection on Tuesday.

In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 7, in observance of the holiday.

Veterans Day:

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that there WILL be regular garbage, recycling and organics collection, on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, as the day falls on a week with two holidays.

While DSNY administrative offices will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observation of the holiday, there WILL be regular collection, including recycling collection, on Friday, November 10.

To help provide city residents with Sanitation-related service reminders, updates and special event schedules, the New York City Department of Sanitation has launched DSNY Info, its smart phone and tablet app. The app also includes tips to reduce, reuse and recycle, making it easier for New Yorkers send zero waste to landfills by 2030. The free app is available for both iOS and Android operating systems, and can be found by searching DSNY Info in the Apple App and Google Play stores.

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.