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Press Release #17-65
Monday, October 16, 2017
CONTACT: Public Affairs 646-885-5020

DSNY is Now Hiring Emergency Snow Laborers

Register Now to Help Clear Snow and Ice After Major Winter Storms

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that starting today, people interested in working as emergency snow laborers for the upcoming snow season should register at their local Sanitation garage. Snow laborers are per-diem workers who shovel snow and clear ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and step streets in the City after heavy snowfalls.

Individuals interested in registering with the DSNY can do so weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The list of garage locations can be found at and in the list below. Snow laborers will be paid $15 per hour, and $22.50 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week.



“While the uniformed men and women of the Department of Sanitation concentrate their efforts on driving snow plows and salt spreaders to keep city streets accessible, Emergency Snow Laborers work in areas important to pedestrians to help keep the city moving,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “Snow laborers work to clear the city’s crosswalks, fire hydrants, step streets and bus stops, and allow for the quicker removal of snow and ice in these areas.”

Snow laborers must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible to work in the United States, and capable of performing heavy physical labor.

All applicants must bring the following items at the time of registration:

  • Two small photos (1 ½ square)
  • Original and copy of two forms of identification
  • Social Security card

Individuals may also register at select Department of Transportation locations. The offices will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and require the same photographs and identification. Locations are listed below.

DSNY Bronx locations
680 East 132nd Street
720 East 132nd Street
800 East 176th Street
423 West 215th Street
1635 East 233rd Street
650 Casanova Street
1331 Cromwell Avenue
800 Zerega Avenue
850 Zerega Avenue

DSNY Brooklyn Locations
5100 1st Avenue
127 2nd Avenue
5602 19th Avenue
1755 Atlantic Avenue
105-02 Avenue D
105-01 Foster Avenue
922 Georgia Avenue
465 Hamilton Avenue
525 Johnson Avenue
2501 Knapp Street
606 Milford Street
2012 Neptune Avenue
690 New York Avenue
1397 Ralph Avenue
1824 Shore Parkway
161 Varick Avenue

DSNY Manhattan locations
4036 9th Avenue
606 West 30th Street
650 West 57th Street
343 East 99th Street
110 East 131st Street
125 East 149th Street
301 West 215th Street
South St. Pier 36
353 Spring Street

DSNY Queens locations
34-28 21st Street
120-15 31st Avenue
58-73 53rd Avenue
48-01 58th Road
52-35 58th Street
52-35 58th Street
153-67 146th Avenue
130-23 150th Avenue
51-10 Almeda Avenue
132-05 Atlantic Avenue
75-05 Winchester Boulevard

DSNY Staten Island locations
539 Jersey Street
2500 Richmond Avenue
1000 West Service Road

DOT locations
Flatbush Yard
2900 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Bronx Yard
258th Street & Mosholu Avenue
Bronx, NY

Long Island City
5-40 44th Drive
Queens, NY 

Kew Loop Yard
78-88 Park Drive East
Queens, NY

Harper Street Yard
32-11 Harper Street
Queens, NY

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.