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No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th

October 3, 2003 | Contact: Vito A. Turso / John Pampalone (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 03-50, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Columbus Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, and street cleaning on Monday, October 13, 2003. Residents who receive Monday garbage collection should instead place their refuse out at curbside Monday evening, after 5PM for anticipated pickup on Tuesday, October 14th. Residents who normally receive Monday, Week B recycling collection are scheduled to have their recycling material picked up Tuesday, October 14th.

Neighborhoods that regularly receive Tuesday garbage collection and Tuesday, Week B recycling collection should place their cans or bags out on Monday evening, after 5PM as normal. Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash or recyclables or dumpsters at curbside over the holiday weekend 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 Monday, October 13th in observance of the holiday. For questions about Sanitation services and schedules over the holiday, call the Citizens Service Center at 311 or visit the DSNY web site at