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2017 Press Releases


Friday, April 28, 2017

Staten Island SAFE Disposal Event to be Held Saturday, May 6

City residents wanting to dispose of potentially harmful household materials may do so at the Department of Sanitation’s Staten Island SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal event, held Saturday, May 6. The drop-off event will be held at the Midland Beach parking lot, rain-or-shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents driving to the free event should approach from Slater Boulevard. Last year, the Department collected more than 1,110 tons of material.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-24


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Manhattan SAFE Disposal Event to be Held Sunday, April 30

City residents wanting to dispose of potentially harmful household materials may do so at the Department of Sanitation’s Manhattan SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal event, held Sunday, April 30. The drop-off event will be held by Columbia University, at 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Residents driving to the free event should approach from Seminary Drive down Amsterdam Avenue. The rain-or-shine event is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year, the Department collected more than 1,110 tons of material.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-22


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DSNY Announces Final Contract to Transport Waste from Brooklyn by Barge

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today the selection of Waste Management for a $3.3 billion, 20-year contract to export waste from the Hamilton Avenue and Southwest Brooklyn marine transfer stations. This contract, which was submitted to the Comptroller last week, is the final long-term waste export contract of the City’s 2006 Solid Waste Management Plan, a comprehensive, long-term plan to equitably and sustainably collect and dispose of New York City’s municipal solid waste.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-21


Friday, April 14, 2017

Mayor de Blasio Announces Additional DSNY Litter Patrols to Provide Manual Sweeping Cleaning Services on Staten Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, and City Council Member Steven Matteo announced today that Staten Island will be receiving Department of Sanitation specialized litter patrols to provide additional manual street sweeping services throughout the borough. The program will begin shortly.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-20


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Milestone: Ten Million Pounds of Electronics and Ten Million Pounds of Textiles Collected and Recycled Through DSNY Programs

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced two major milestones for its high-rise apartment building recycling programs; re-fashioNYC has collected 10 million pounds of used clothing, towels and linens, while the electronics recycling program, e-cycleNYC, has collected 10 million pounds of unwanted electronic items, such as computers and televisions.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-19


Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 SAFE Disposal Events Announced; Events Provide NYC Residents Easy Option for Disposal of Potentially Harmful Household Items

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced the first five 2017 dates for the Department’s annual SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal events. The events provide City residents with a one-stop drop-off to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products. Last year, more than 1,110 tons of material was collected. This year, the first event is Sunday, April 2 in Brooklyn.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-17


Thursday, March 23, 2017

DSNY Announces Major Expansion of NYC Organics Program

Today, the New York City Department of Sanitation announced a major expansion of its curbside food scrap and yard waste collection program. This year, the program, which collects “organic” waste and turns it into usable compost or renewable energy, will be made available to more than two million additional city residents. The program began as a pilot for 3,200 residents in spring 2013 and is already available to nearly one million residents citywide.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-16


Friday, March 17, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Saturday, March 18 at 3 a.m.

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a "Snow Alert" for Saturday, March 18 at 3 a.m.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-14


Sunday, March 12, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Monday, March 13 at 11 p.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Major Winter Storm

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a "Snow Alert" for Monday, March 13 at 11 p.m. Calling a “Snow Alert” allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows, preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-13


Thursday, March 9, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Friday, March 10 at 1 a.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Winter Weather

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a "Snow Alert" for Friday, March 10 at 1 a.m. Calling a “Snow Alert” allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows, preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-12


Thursday, March 2, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Friday, March 3 at 1 p.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Winter Weather

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a "Snow Alert" for Friday, March 3 at 1 p.m. Calling a “Snow Alert” allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows, preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-11


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No Garbage, Recycling or Organic Collection, nor Street Cleaning on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, nor street cleaning on Monday, February 20, 2017.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-10


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Thursday, February 9 at 12:01 a.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Winter Weather

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a "Snow Alert" for Thursday, February 9 at 12:01 a.m. Calling a “Snow Alert” allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows, preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-09


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Collection Service will Occur on Lincoln’s Birthday, Monday, February 13

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that there would be garbage, organics and recycling collection on the Lincoln’s Birthday holiday, Monday, February 13.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-07


Monday, January 30, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Tuesday, January 31 at 6 a.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Winter Weather

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Tuesday, January 31 at 6 a.m. A snow alert indicates the potential for winter weather, and allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-05


Saturday, January 14, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Saturday, January 14 at 2 p.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Winter Weather

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Saturday, January 14 at 2 p.m. A snow alert indicates the potential for winter weather, and allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-04


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-03


Friday, January 6, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Saturday, January 7 at 7 a.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Winter Weather

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Saturday, January 7 at 7 a.m. A snow alert indicates the potential for winter weather, and allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-02


Thursday, January 5, 2017

DSNY Issues ‘Snow Alert’ for Thursday, January 5 at 10 p.m. to Prepare Equipment and Personnel for Winter Weather

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Thursday, January 5 at 10 p.m. A snow alert indicates the potential for winter weather, and allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

PRESS RELEASE # 17-01