New York’s Your Disposal!
September 2017
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NYC Organics Hits Queens!

Queens Community Boards 2, 7, 8, 9 and 14, keep a look out for your new brown bins. Want to participate? Check out how to use a brown bin!

Going Paperless


The BIT/SMART Team accomplished a major milestone on August 24th with SI2 being the seventh district to remove their paper operations board and transitioning over to the SMART digital display/operations board.

Every zone now has a “Paperless District”, as SI-2 joins M6, BX6, BKN4, BKS13, QW6 and QE14. Queens West is scheduled to be the first complete “Paperless Zone” with all their districts going paperless by November 1st.

Take Care!

Hand Hygiene

Keeping hands clean helps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. And while alcohol-based hand sanitizers can reduce the number of microbes, they do not eliminate all types of germs.

For more information, call the Health Care Facility at 1-212-437-4457 or click here.

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In Case You Missed It

photo The Capital Budget Office’s Swap Sale and Raffle raised over $600 and collected 160 pounds of clothing for the NYC Rescue Mission! See list of winners.
photo For this year’s National Night out, our Community Affairs team joined the effort to make our city’s neighborhoods safer. They got the word out on how to prevent waste and give out our 0x30 bags to the 81st and 34th Precincts.
In the Hopper

DSNY Family Old Timers Day
Cunningham Park
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Emerald Society 31st Annual
Charity Golf Outing

9/14 @ 6AM
Dyker Beach Golf Course
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The Social Scene

From the Commissioner

Kathryn Garcia

Every day, I am impressed by the incredible commitment our workforce brings to the job of keeping New York City healthy, safe and clean. From battling ferocious blizzards to cleaning up after events like the West Indian Day Parade, the women and men of the department bring an unbelievable amount of dedication to their work.

No one embodies this commitment more than First Deputy Commissioner Dennis Diggins, who retired last Thursday after 35 years of service. From his first day on the job as a Sanitation Worker to his last day as First Deputy Commissioner, FDC Diggins has worked diligently to keep our city safe and clean. I had the unique pleasure of working alongside FDC Diggins for 3 years and have the deepest gratitude for all he has done to grow this agency.

He has facilitated the closure of the Fresh Kills Landfill and led its transition into the second largest parkland in the five boroughs. He was an integral part of our response to the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 and facilitated the transport and proper handling of more than one million tons of debris from Ground Zero at Fresh Kills. He has also been instrumental in the implementation of our curbside organics program and keeping our streets clean and clear throughout the year, even through difficult times like Hurricane Sandy and the 2016 Blizzard. He continues to be a vital member of our DSNY family as a co-founder of the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band, and he has always been an inspiration to his fellow colleagues.

To celebrate his accomplishments, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared August 31, 2017, as Dennis Diggins Day in New York City. Join me in thanking FDC Diggins for his service and wishing him a happy retirement.

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