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2017 Press Releases


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