February 9, 2004 | Vito A. Turso / Kathy Dawkins (646) 885-5020
Press Release # 04-09, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Presidents' Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, and street cleaning on Monday, February 16, 2004. Residents who receive Monday garbage collection should instead place their trash out at curbside Monday evening, after 5:00 PM for anticipated pickup on Tuesday, February 17, 2004. Residents who normally receive Monday, Week B recycling collection are scheduled to have their recycling material picked up on Tuesday, February 17, 2004.
Neighborhoods that regularly receive Tuesday garbage collection and Tuesday, Week B recycling collection should place their cans or bags out Tuesday evening, after 5:00 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 Monday, February 16, 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 www.nyc.gov/sanitation.