Collection Bin Removal Request

You can make requests for the removal of collection bins from a public street or area.

It is illegal to place publicly accessible collection bins for the drop-off of clothing or other items on New York City property, property maintained by New York City, or on any public sidewalk or roadway.


Collection bins that are reported to be on public property will be removed as soon as possible. They are typically removed within two weeks of the report. The Department of Sanitation notifies the owner and gives them 30 days to remove the bin. The owner may be responsible for storage charges, removal charges, and civil penalties.