Garbage & Recycling

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Clean Community Flyer

Get a flyer about keeping your community clean.

Community Cleanup Tool Loan Program Information

Get information about a program that makes tools available for neighborhood cleanup projects, including the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup program.

Environmental Control Board Violation Information

Get information about how to respond to or pay an ECB violation, check status, reschedule a hearing or get a copy of the violation.

Lost Item in Trash Information

Report of an item lost in trash that has been collected by the Department of Sanitation.

Organics Collection Pilot Program

Collection of food scraps, soiled paper, and yard waste from selected neighborhoods.

Sanitation Rules and Regulations Summary

Get information about the Department of Sanitation laws and regulations.

Sanitation Speaker or Site Visit

Request a speaker from the Department of Sanitation to provide information and answer questions about waste prevention, reuse, and recycling.


Bottle Refund Information and Complaint

Get information about the bottle and can refund law or make a complaint about a store not accepting a container.

Bulk Item Disposal Information

Learn about throwing away a large item that does not fit in a garbage bin or bag.

CFC and Freon Removal Appointment

Schedule or cancel a CFC (freon) removal appointment. An appointment is required to remove CFCs from refrigerators, air conditioners, or any other cooling appliance before recycling.

City Agency Recycling Poster or Flyer

Get a poster or flyer about how and what City agencies should recycle.

Commercial Recycling Handbook

Get a handbook about how and what businesses in New York City should recycle.

Commercial Waste Disposal Information

Get information about garbage collection for businesses, including businesses in residential buildings.

Composting Information

Get information on composting and the NYC Compost Project.

Containerized Collection Service Information

Get information about how schools, large residential buildings, and other institutions can request containerized collection service.

Dumpster Permit

Apply for a permit to place a dumpster or debris container on a sidewalk or street.

Electronic Recycling

Get information about recycling computers, televisions, and electronics.

Flammable Liquid Disposal Information

Get information about how to dispose of flammable liquids.

Food Waste Drop Off Locations

Information on where residents can bring their food waste for composting.

Household Harmful Products Brochure

Get a brochure about harmful household products.

Leaf Disposal Information

Get information on how to dispose of leaves and grass clippings.

Litter Basket Request or Complaint

Request a public litter basket, report an overflowing or misused basket, donate litter baskets, or adopt a basket.

Mattress or Box Spring Disposal Information

Information about disposing of mattresses and box springs.

Medical Waste Disposal

Get information about disposing of medical waste.

Motor Vehicle Disposal Information

Get information about motor vehicle disposal.

New Trash Collection Request for Residences and Non-Profits

Request garbage and recycling services at a new residential or institutional address.

Organics Collection Pilot Program

Collection of food scraps, soiled paper, and yard waste from selected neighborhoods.

Plastic Bag Recycling

Get information about New York State's Plastic Bag Recycling Law.

ProFee Commercial Waste Disposal for Professionals in Residential Buildings

Get a flyer about how businesses can have the City collect their garbage and recyclables.

Propane Tank Storage and Disposal Information

Get information about storing or discarding a propane tank.

Public Space Recycling Program Information

Get information about a program that encourages recycling in public spaces.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Get information about how to dispose of rechargeable batteries. Report a business that sells rechargeable batteries but does not accept them for recycling.

Recycling Bookmark or Bumper Sticker

Get a NYCWasteLess recycling bookmark or bumper sticker.

Recycling or Trash Collection Schedule

Get information about recycling and trash collection days for a specific residential or non-profit address.

Residential Garbage Information

Get information about the proper disposal of household garbage.

Residential Recycling Brochure, Checklist or Info Packet

Get brochures and checklists about how and what to recycle at a home.

Residential Recycling Flyers or Signs

Get flyers and signs for your building about what and where to recycle.

Residential Recycling Information

Learn about glass, metal, plastic, and paper recycling.

Residential Recycling Poster or Bin Sticker

Get posters and decals to label your home recycling containers and areas.

School Recycling Materials

Recycling materials and educational resources for K-12 schools.

Special Waste Disposal Information

Get information about how and where to dispose of special waste such as batteries, oil, paint, and tires.

Street Event Cleanup Information

Get information about garbage and recycling collection after a street event.

Take It Back NYC Brochure

Get guidelines for what businesses take back for recycling.

Tire Disposal Information

Get information about how and where to dispose of rubber tires.

Wood Disposal and Pickup Information

Get information about discarding lumber, tree branches, shrubs, and firewood, including wood debris on private property.


Bag of Garbage or Loose Debris in Street Complaint

Report a stray bag of garbage or loose debris in a driving or biking lane of a street.

Bottle Refund Information and Complaint

Get information about the bottle and can refund law or make a complaint about a store not accepting a container.

Burning Garbage

Report of burning garbage either outdoors or in an illegal incinerator. Requires immediate transfer to 911.

Collection Bin Removal Request

Request for removal of an illegally placed collection bin.

Dirty Yard or Alley Complaint

Report of an unclean or untidy yard, alley, or court that is visible from the street.

Dumping in Catch Basin or Sewer

Report grease, gasoline, natural gas, cement, oil, sewage, chemicals or other liquids going into a sewer or catch basin.

Dumpster Complaint

Report a dumpster overflowing with garbage or construction debris.

Garbage Truck Spill Complaint

Report of waste leaking or spilling from a garbage truck or garbage that spilled onto the ground while being loaded into a truck.

Garbage, Recycling, or Organics Storage Complaint

Make a complaint about garbage or recycling stored or put out incorrectly.

Illegal Dumping Complaint

Report the dumping of large amounts of trash.

Litter Basket Request or Complaint

Request a public litter basket, report an overflowing or misused basket, donate litter baskets, or adopt a basket.

Littering Complaint

Report chronic littering of small amounts of trash and debris.

Loose Trash Complaint

Report garbage placed for pickup that has not been properly secured.

Missed Garbage, Recycling or Organics Collection

Report that garbage, recycling, or organics was not collected on the scheduled day.

Noise from Garbage Truck

Report noise from a garbage truck.

Private Carter Sanitation Complaint

Make a complaint about a commercial waste disposal company.

Recycling Theft Complaint

Report theft of recyclables.

Recycling Violation Complaint

Report recycling practices or noncompliance that violate the recycling code established by the Department of Sanitation.

Refrigerator Disposal Complaint

Report a refrigerator or freezer placed out for disposal without the door being removed.

Sanitation Vehicle Accident

Report an accident involving a garbage truck, snow plow, or other Department of Sanitation vehicle.

Sewer Backup Information or Complaint

Learn about cleaning up after a flood or report a sewer backup.

Sewer Line Complaint

Report of a damaged sewer line.

Trash Disposal Complaint

Report the use of another person's trash bin or placement of trash in front of another location.

Waste Transfer Station Complaint

Make a complaint about the condition of a private waste transfer station.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Information or Complaint

Learn about wastewater treatment plants or report noise or odor.

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