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No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1st, 2004

December 29, 2003 | Vito A. Turso / John Pampalone (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 03-62, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of New Year's Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, and street cleaning on Thursday, January 1, 2004. Residents who receive Thursday garbage collection should instead place their refuse out at curbside Thursday evening, after 5 PM for anticipated pickup on Friday, January 2, 2004. Residents who normally receive Thursday, Week A recycling collection are scheduled to have their recycling material picked up Friday, January 2, 2004.

Neighborhoods that regularly receive Friday garbage collection and Friday, Week A recycling collection should place their cans or bags out on Thursday evening, after 5 PM as normal. Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash or recyclables or dumpsters 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, January 1, 2004 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