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Press Release #18-05
Thursday, January 11, 2018
CONTACT: Public Affairs 646-885-5020

Garbage, Recycling and Organic Collection WILL Occur on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15

Due to the need for ongoing collection services following the snowstorm, the New York City Department of Sanitation announced that there would be garbage, recycling and organics collection on Monday, January 15, 2018.

  • Residents who normally receive Monday collection should place their material out at according to their normal schedule.

Preparing for the storm, such as putting plows on trucks, storm response, and post-storm snow clearing operations keep Sanitation Workers from collecting material on schedule. Nearly 10,000 tons of trash and 2,000 tons of recyclables are “missed” when storm operations are underway. Once snow operations start to subside, the Department can return to collection work.

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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 693 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.