Snow Removal Employment

The Department of Sanitation registers new applicants for snow removal employment starting on the third Monday in October through March 15th. 

If you are interested in registering with the City as a temporary snow laborer during major snow events, you must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Able to perform heavy physical labor

To register, bring the following items to any Sanitation Garage from Monday through Saturday, 7 AM to 3 PM (except on City holidays):

  • Two small photos (1.5 inch square). The photos must be the same style as those used for a passport.
  • Social security card and a photocopy of the card.
  • Two original documents that prove identity and employment eligibility. Photocopies of the documents must also be provided. Examples include: a driver's license, a passport, or a school photo ID.

Pay is $12 per hour and increases to $18 per hour after working 40 hours a week. Payment is made by check and normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks, but can take up to 12 weeks.