New York’s Your Disposal!
June 2017
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The Bronx is now getting with the NYC Organics program!

We’re starting curbside collection, food scrap drop-off sites, and collection enrollment for high-rise buildings and organizations. Starting June 7th, nine new food scrap drop-off sites will be popping up across the borough. Learn how compost is made here.

Our Chief of Staff Talks 0x30 in New Orleans

photo Chief of Staff Greg Anderson spoke at the 2017 WasteExpo in New Orleans, representing DSNY and explaining our 0X30 goal to reduce NYC food waste. Check out what happened at the expo here.
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New Yorkers Take Home 15,500+ Bags of Compost


After an eight-year hiatus, we’ve brought back our Compost Giveaway program to Staten Island. On May 21st, at our Fresh Kills headquarters, we gave more than 576,000 lbs. of compost to NYC residents. Stay tuned for future giveaways!

Take Care!

Protect yourself from Hepatitis B and get vaccinated! In 2016, 37 employees suffered needle-stick injuries from improperly disposed needles. Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease – and can be spread by being stuck by a needle. Protect yourself: Uniformed workers should get vaccinated. Call the Healthcare Facility at (212) 437-4457 or visit NYC Health.
Family Affair

photo Supervisor Drew Fiorello, out of the Manhattan East 5 garage, got a proper send-off to retirement after 27 years on the job. He was able to spend one of his last shifts with his son, also Drew, normally stationed at the Brooklyn South 12 garage.

photo Sean Neal GS1 from the Bronx and wife Jennifer ran and completed the Brooklyn half-marathon on 5/21 in their record time!

photo The DSNY Police Blue Warriors participated in the 2017 Tri-State Beast Spartan Race in support of John Perrina, who suffers from Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. They raised $2,000 through their dedicated efforts. Click here to view flyer.
In Case You Missed It

Our Kudos to Monika Wysocki, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, who just won Mayor de Blasio’s 2017 NYC BigApps competition for her previous work at PASSNYC. She worked to help underserved NYC kids take a more active role in their education through extracurricular activities.

New, Extended Hours for Technical Help

BIT has just announced that their IT Service Desk will now be 24/6, from Sunday at 5:00 PM through Saturday at 11:59 PM. Their email systems are now faster than ever, with responses within four hours of their request. Request IT support at

In the Hopper

Father’s Day at Citifield
6/18 @ 1PM
Mets vs. Nationals
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Staten Island Yankees
6/26 @ 7PM
Richmond County Ball Park
Yankees vs. Aberdeen Ironbirds
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Brooklyn Cyclones
MCU Park, Coney Island
7/23 @ 4PM
Cyclones vs. Aberdeen Ironbirds
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DSNY Night Subway Series
Yankee Stadium
8/15 @ 7PM
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The Social Scene

From the Commissioner

Kathryn Garcia

Already the largest curbside collection program in the United States, this week marks a significant milestone in bringing us closer to our zero-waste goal. With Brooklyn North 2 and Brooklyn South 13 and 15 launching collections this week, 360,000 more New Yorkers can help us turn food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings into compost and clean energy. Plus, residents in Manhattan and the Bronx will have easy access to 18 new drop-off sites we’re unveiling.

But this program can’t succeed without your hard work and support.

With a workforce nearly 10,000 strong – most of us in the field each day – at some point we’ll be asked about organics. Whether it’s a neighbor unsure how to use a brown bin or a passerby stopping you while on your route, you can explain that NYC Organics is good for the environment and good for our neighborhoods, since latching a brown bin keeps away pests. Please take those opportunities to spread the word and suggest they visit

Expanding NYC Organics is outlined in the 2016 Strategic Plan, our blueprint to fortifying our Department, improving vital services and enhancing employee and public safety. Released one year ago this month, we’re now surveying our progress – and updating our goals in it. Because the Strategic Plan is a “living” document, one that evolves with our successes, pinpoints emerging challenges and helps maintain our long-term focus, we’ll be updating it annually. Keep reading future editions of Trash Talk for the next Strategic Plan update – and share your suggestions.

Thank you for all that you do to keep New York City healthy, safe and clean.

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