Every New Year’s Eve, revelers gather in Times Square to ring in the upcoming year. Party hats, noisemakers, confetti, paper streamers and other pieces of New Year’s joy help make a festive night, though all the material left behind must be cleaned by daybreak.
Pursuant to section 4-32(d) of Title 16 of the Rules of the City of New York, the Department of Sanitation is required to publish a chart every January and July detailing the percentage of existing lawfully operating transfer stations in New York City by Community District.
DSNY, Van Alen Institute, and the Industrial Designers Society of America / American Institute of Architects New York have announced the three finalists in their BetterBin competition. The competition offered designers an opportunity to reimagine New York City’s iconic green wire litter basket.
The 4th annual report on the donateNYC Partnership program outlines the environmental and social impacts of donateNYC's 70 nonprofit Partner organizations. In 2017, donateNYC Partners diverted close to 100 million pounds of goods from landfill and provided social services to over 1.5 million NYers
DSNY is turning food scraps, food-soiled paper and plant trimmings into clean energy and compost to build healthy soil. Plus, putting organics into a brown bin-instead of a garbage bag-helps keep rodents and pests away.
The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of Thanksgiving Day, there would be no garbage, organics nor recycling collections, or street cleaning, on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Beginning January 1, 2019, certain expanded polystyrene (EPS) items will be banned from possession, sale or use in NYC. Following the warning period, Notices of Violation will be issued and civil action may be taken. For more information, contact 311 or visit nyc.gov/foamban.