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No garbage, recycling collection or street cleaning on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd

November 21,2006 | Vito A. Turso / Matthew Li Pani (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 06-64, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that in observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Thursday, November 23, 2006.  Residents who receive Thursday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside on Thursday evening after 4 p.m. for pickup.  Those who normally receive Thursday recycling collection will not have their recycling material picked up until the following Thursday, November 30, 2006.

Neighborhoods that regularly receive garbage or recycling collection on Friday should place their cans or bags out on Thursday evening, after 4 p.m. as normal.  Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash, 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. 

In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of the holiday.  For questions about Sanitation services and schedules over the holiday, contact the NYC Citizens Service Center at 3-1-1 or visit the DSNY website at