Department of Sanitation newsletter for the months of March & April 2017, featuring a letter from the commissioner and other news from around the agency. This installment features expansion of organics collection and the United Women of Sanitation.
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.
Because keeping New York City clean takes a full-court press, the New York City Department of Sanitation is partnering with NYC Parks and the New York Knicks to tip off #TalkTrashNewYork, a new springtime anti-litter campaign promoting clean streets, sidewalks, beaches and parks across the City.
The New York City Department of Sanitation is announcing the launch of DSNY Info, its smart phone and tablet app that provides Sanitation service reminders, updates and special event schedules. The app also includes tips to reduce, reuse and recycle.
A transmittal letter from Commissioner Kathryn Garcia to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Chair Antonio Reynoso regarding her study on Polystyrene Foam, made pursuant to LL142/2013.
DSNY announced that in observance of Memorial Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, nor street cleaning on Monday, May 29, 2017. The Department previously collected recyclables the week following the holiday, but is modifying its holiday service at this time.
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.
At today’s 10th annual donateNYC conference, Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia released the NYC Reuse Sector Report, a comprehensive survey of the city’s reuse-associated businesses and organizations that includes places that sell, repair or rent used items.
Students at Pre-K through 8th grade schools in Staten Island are engaged in a poster contest that communicates "Don't Litter, Recycle!". Finalists will be announced by DSNY, in collaboration with Pratt Industries, the Office of Borough President James S. Oddo, and the Department of Education.
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.