Residents looking to dispose of potentially harmful household materials may do so at the Brooklyn SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal event, held this Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Floyd Bennett Field.
Starting the week of May 1, the New York City Department of Sanitation will begin the curbside collection organic material, from residents living in Brooklyn’s Community Boards 1 and 16. Additionally, the Department will soon begin organics collection from residents in Community Boards 2, 13 and 15.
DSNY continues to expand curbside collection of organics. The Brownsville Multi Service Center has opted to join the program. The Department will present a bin and welcome them. Additionally, certain residents of Brooklyn 16 are now eligible for organics collection.
360,000 residents in Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 13, and 15 are able to set their food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste at the curb for collection. Additionally, the Department is beginning to distribute brown NYC Organics bins to residents in Brooklyn Community Boards 7, 11 and 12.
The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that starting the week of July 3, residents living in parts of Brooklyn Community Board 7, including Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace, should put their brown organic collection bins out for pickup on their recycling day only.
The NYC Department of Sanitation’s Special Waste Drop-Off site in Brooklyn is moving to Greenpoint. The site opens Saturday, June 9 at 459 N. Henry Street, and will allow residents to drop off certain items requiring special disposal. The site’s current location in Bensonhurst will close on June 2.