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No Garbage, Recycling,Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th and New Year’s Day, Thursday January 1st

Tuesday, December 18, 2014 | Vito A. Turso/Belinda A. Mager

Press Release # 14-88, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015. In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on those days.

  • Residents normally receiving Thursday recycling collection should not place their materials out at curbside until Thursday, January 1 after 4 p.m. for collection on Friday, January 2 because of the consecutive Thursday holidays.
  • Residents who normally receive Thursday refuse and organics collection should place their materials out at curbside Thursday evening after 4 p.m. Most residents will have their refuse collected a day or two after the holiday, however, some residents may not receive service until their next scheduled collection day. Thursday organic material will be collected on Friday after both holidays.

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through the efficient management of solid waste and the development of environmentally sound long-range planning for handling refuse, including recyclables. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of 2,022 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 365 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,000 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.