Announcements

Announcements

Fall Leaf Collection
What could your community group do with $3,000?
Raccoon Baiting in Brooklyn and Queens
DSNY Launches New Appointment Service to Schedule Large Bulk Pickups, Will Allow for More Timely Collections
NYC Ferry
Block Party Guidelines
Department of Sanitation Snow Removal Information
2017 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar
Notification from DSNY - Bulk Pick Up Changes in Community Board 10
Brooklyn Public Library Volunteer Opportunities
DSNY Reminder about placing garbage for pickup
DOT Bicycle Network within Community Board 10
Animal Care Centers of NYC
Immigration Advocacy Services
N Train Station Rehab Presentation

Fall Leaf Collection

In CB 10 you should set out leaves for collection with Organic Collection on regular organics collections days.

Free leaf bags in Brooklyn!

Pick up a free leaf bag at an upcoming event or at one of our NYC Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites!

November 11 & 18, 8AM–1PM
Bay Ridge Greenmarket
3rd Ave & 95th Street, Brooklyn

November 11, 18 & 25, 8AM–4PM
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court St & Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

November 11, 18 & 25, 8AM–3PM
Fort Greene Greenmarket
Willoughby and Dekalb

November 11, 18 & 25, 8AM–3:30PM
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Prospect Park West & Plaza Street West, Brooklyn, 11238

November 11, 18 & 25, 8AM–2PM
McCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave at Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222

November 18, 10AM–1PM
Brower Park
Park Place at Kingston Ave
NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden

What could your community group do with $3,000?

Apply for a neighborhood grant online Neighborhood grants available from community gardening and tenant organizing to school recycling drives and art projects. Citizens Committee awards grants of up to $3,000 to grassroots groups working on community building projects across NYC. Applications are due January 22, 2018. Learn more by sending an email to grants@citizensnyc.org or call for more information: 212-822-9563.

Raccoon Baiting in Brooklyn and Queens

On September 7th the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University will install bait stations containing oral rabies vaccines in Brooklyn and Queens. The City has allowed the use of oral rabies vaccines on public properties. Bait stations will be installed in parks and other wooded areas. This will help vaccinate raccoons against rabies and does not pose a serious health risk for people or pets. The vaccine bait is a liquid contained in small packages that are the size of ketchup packets. People should not touch these bait packets. Touching the liquid vaccine could cause a rash. The bait is not harmful to pets and cannot cause rabies. If pets find it, do not try to take it away from them. For general questions about the Wildlife Oral Rabies Vaccination Program you can contact Cornell University at (607) 253-3060.

DSNY Launches New Appointment Service to Schedule Large Bulk Pickups, Will Allow for More Timely Collections

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia today announced the official launch of a new and innovative appointment system designed to help DSNY more efficiently collect large non-recyclable bulky items such as sofas, mattresses, and large wooden furniture.< New Yorkers can now arrange for timely bulk pickup appointments online or by calling 311. “We’ve heard New Yorkers’ concerns regarding how to place out large bulky items for collection around the city,” said Commissioner Garcia. “Between July 2016 and June 2017, New Yorkers made nearly 90,000 calls to 311 to inquire about collection of large bulky items. Recognizing that we had implemented a hugely successful e-waste pickup program on Staten Island, we modeled our large bulky item collection service along the same principles,” she added. The new service is designed for items that are larger than four (4) feet by three (3) feet, such as sofas and bulky wooden furniture that can be lifted by two workers and be able to fit inside a Sanitation collection truck. “We always encourage New Yorkers to donate furniture and other items that they no longer want but that potentially can be reused by others,” said Commissioner Garcia. To find convenient donation centers and non-profit partners, visit the DonateNYC website. This service does not apply to items that require special handling, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, TVs, computers, and other electronics. To learn how to properly recycle or dispose of those items, visit the DSNY website or call 311. Also, metal, glass and rigid plastic items, including bedframes, patio furniture, and filing cabinets, should still be placed out for recycling collection after 4 p.m. the night before your scheduled recycling day. Some helpful tips:
  • Do not block foot traffic or place items in the street or in front of another property.
  • If you have more than six (6) large items for collection, schedule additional appointments.
  • Place your large items curbside after 4 pm the night before your appointment.
  • Mattresses/box springs should be placed in a plastic bag before setting out at curbside to prevent the spread of bed bugs and avoid a $100 fine.

NYC Ferry

Please view the flyer regarding the NYC Ferry which launched in Bay Ridge on Thursday, June 1st.

Block Party Guidelines

View the Block Party Guidelines

Department of Sanitation Snow Removal Information

Please read more information from the Department of Sanitation regarding snow removal FAQ

2017 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar

The schedule for Alternate Side Parking suspension dates for 2017 is now available at the Community Board 10 District Office, 8119 5th Avenue. You can view the ASP schedule online, or stop by the office to pick one up.

Notification from DSNY - Bulk Pick Up Changes in Community Board 10

If you live in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights or Fort Hamilton there are changes in Bulk Pick Up. The Department of Sanitation uses a dual-bin truck for trash and organics collection. Due to size limitations, bulk items larger than 4 feet by 3 feet cannot be collected using dual-bin trucks. If you are throwing out bulk items larger than 4 feet by 3 feet, such as mattresses, couches, or large pieces of furniture, etc., place them out after 4PM the evening before your last scheduled collection day of each week. These items will be collected by the end of day on Saturday.

Brooklyn Public Library Volunteer Opportunities

Please view the flyer for Volunteer opportunities available at the Brooklyn Public Libraries.

DSNY Reminder about placing garbage for pickup

Reminder - all garbage and recycling must be placed curbside after 5:00 pm on the night before your scheduled pickup day. There are times when the Sanitation Department must alter their schedule and will possibly pick up on the overnight shift or in the very early hours of your scheduled pick up day. (Posted: January 22, 2016)

DOT Bicycle Network within Community Board 10

View the updated DOT Bicycle Network within Community Board 10. (Posted: October 13, 2015)

Animal Care Centers of NYC

Please view information regarding Animal Care Centers of NYC (formerly Animal Care & Control of NYC). (Posted: September 21, 2015)

Immigration Advocacy Services

Please view the flyers below for information on Immigration Advocacy Services that are available. (Posted: September 17, 2015)

N Train Station Rehab Presentation

Please view attached MTA presentation for rehabilitation plan for stations along the N line beginning January 2016. This project is expected to last for 48 months.