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Press Release #17-56
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
CONTACT: Public Affairs 646-885-5020

DSNY Announces Promotion of Salvatore Ceraulo to Three-Star Chief;
Chief Ceraulo will oversee the Bureau Operations Office

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has announced the promotion of Salvatore Ceraulo to three-star Chief. Chief Ceraulo will oversee the Department’s Bureau Operations Office.

The Bureau Operations Office oversees all Department facilities, administers the Bureaus’ Expense Budget, controls fuel and lubricant inventories, as well as tools and supplies for citywide use. The office also directs snow fighting plans and schedules for the entire city.

“Chief Ceraulo is an effective leader with years of experience throughout the Department,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “We are very grateful to Chief Ceraulo for his many years of city service, and wish him all the best in the years to come.”

Chief Ceraulo began his career with the Department in March 2000, working as a Sanitation Worker assigned to the Brooklyn 12 garage, serving Borough Park and Kensington. He was a Supervisor at the Brooklyn 11 garage and the Department’s Staten Island Transfer Station.

In 2015, Chief Ceraulo was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Department’s Bureau Operations Office where he was responsible for snow operations. In that position, Chief Ceraulo planned for the agency’s winter weather response, including weather monitoring, route planning, equipment allocations, salt and calcium chloride inventory management, as well as other related duties. Prior to his promotion to Assistant Chief, Chief Ceraulo served as a Deputy Chief responsible for the daily operations on Staten Island, including Super Storm Sandy operations. Chief Ceraulo has also held positions managing Department operations in Queens.

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.