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No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th

November 20, 2002 | Contact: Vito A. Turso / John Pampalone (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 02-57, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no street cleaning, garbage, or recycling collection on Thursday, November 28th. Residents who receive Thursday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Thursday evening for pickup on Friday, November 29th. Residents who normally receive Thursday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Thursday, December 5th.

Neighborhoods that regularly receive garbage or recycling collection on Friday should place their cans or bags out on Thursday evening, as normal. Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash or recyclables at curbside over the holiday are subject to a fine of up to $250. Shopkeepers, restaurant managers, and other merchants who are serviced by private carting companies should contact their refuse haulers to determine whether they will receive collection on the holiday.

All Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28th in observance of the holiday. For questions about Sanitation services and schedules over the holiday, contact the Sanitation Action Center at (212) 219-8090 or visit the DSNY web site at