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.
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.
Starting October 1, 2018, Brooklyn South residents can make an appointment to have their electronic waste picked up by the NYC Department of Sanitation. To schedule a pick-up visit nyc.gov/electronics.