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Press Release #17-29
Thursday, May 11, 2017
CONTACT: Vito A. Turso/Belinda Mager 646-885-5020

No Garbage, Recycling or Organic Collection, nor Street Cleaning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of Memorial Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, nor street cleaning on Monday, May 29, 2017.

  • Residents who normally receive Monday trash, organics or recycling collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, May 29 for pickup. The Department previously collected recyclables the week following the holiday, but is modifying its holiday service at this time.

Additionally, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the holiday.

To help provide city residents with Sanitation-related service reminders, updates and special event schedules, the New York City Department of Sanitation has launched DSNY Info, its smart phone and tablet app. The app also includes tips to reduce, reuse and recycle, making it easier for New Yorkers send zero waste to landfills by 2030. The free app is available for both iOS and Android operating systems, and can be found by searching DSNY Info in the Apple App and Google Play stores.

For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules contact 311 or visit

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 689 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.