Commercial Waste Disposal

If you are a merchant or own a commercial establishment, you must either arrange with a private carter to have your garbage and recyclables collected or register as a self-hauler with the Business Integrity Commission. You must place commercial trash out for private collection on the sidewalk against the building, not at the curb or in the gutter.

If you are a business operating in a residential building, you may qualify for the Professional Fee Program, in which the Department of Sanitation will collect your garbage and recycling for a fee. Fees for this service are charged based on the amount of waste.