DSNY will cut the ribbon on a new large-scale compost bagging machine, a Hamer Fischbein 2090. This machine – a centerpiece of the Department’s wholesale compost operation – will be capable of bagging and wrapping up to 600 pallets per week, for a total of 1.9 million 40-lb. compost bags annually.
Did you know that Santa is not the last one on the Thanksgiving Day parade route? It is actually one of the 157 Sanitation employees responsible for cleaning and collecting the tons of debris left behind by the millions of spectators lining the street.
Looking for that perfect and unique gift this holiday season? Consider one of the City’s many second hand stores! To help with the quest for the perfect gift, the New York City Department of Sanitation, along with donateNYC, have released their Holiday Gift Guide featuring second-hand items!
NYC Sanitation Welcomes More than 100 New Sanitation Workers and Five New Superintendents at Graduation and Promotion Ceremony: 2 Sanitation Workers to Receive Badges Worn by Their Family Members
WHO:- More than 100 Sanitation Workers from the October 2018 class; 5 newly promoted Superintendents
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.
In a snow alert, DSNY coordinates with NYC Emergency Management and the Dept. of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. All relevant city agencies have been notified of the snow alert.
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.
DSNY Issues 'Snow Alert' for Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1 p.m. In a snow alert, DSNY coordinates with NYC Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency's written snow plan.
DSNY Issues 'Snow Alert' for Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. In a snow alert, DSNY coordinates with NYC Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency's written snow plan.
In observance of Presidents' Day, the New York City Department of Sanitation announced that there will not be garbage, organics nor recycling collection, or street cleaning, on Monday, February 18, 2019.
DSNY announced that starting tomorrow, the Department will begin enforcement of a city law requiring some larger restaurants, chain restaurants and grocery stores to separate their food waste from their trash, and ensure it's beneficially reused, not sent to a landfill.
DSNY's DonateNYC program will host ReFashion Week NYC, the first-of-its-kind event celebrating sustainability and reuse in fashion. The week-long celebration will include events across the city, such as a pop-up market, clothing swaps, a mending and upcycling workshop, and a ReFashion show.
DSNY has announced the launch of the "food" donation section of the donateNYC website. The new website tool matches businesses with extra food, to groups who feed hungry New Yorkers, with an eye towards hyper-local donations.
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.
Starting January 1, 2019, NYC stores and food-service businesses can no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls and trays. Additionally, manufacturers and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale loose fill packaging.
DSNY has issued a Snow Alert for Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. In a snow alert, DSNY coordinates with NYC Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency's written snow plan.
Media availability with Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito, who will provide a briefing on preparations for tonight's winter storm. A short Q&A will follow.
Commissioner Kathryn Garcia is reminding New Yorkers to never place harmful products with regular garbage collection after a small oxygen tank caused a small explosion in the hopper of a collection truck on Friday morning in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Two Sanitation Workers were injured.
Media availability with Sanitation Acting Commissioner Steven Costas and Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito, who will provide a briefing on preparations for Sunday's storm. A short Q&A will follow.
DSNY has announced the first five SAFE Disposal (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) events of 2019. The events provide city residents an easy way to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products.
DSNY unveils a memorial sculpture, known as Forever Strongest, honoring its members who lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. DSNY – whose employees are known as New York’s Strongest for their work ensuring a clean, safe, and healthy city – has suffered nine confirmed COVID19 fatalities.
DSNY announced that in observance of Memorial Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection, nor street cleaning, on Monday, May 31, 2021. Additionally, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of the holiday.
DSNY unveiled its permanent memorial sculpture, known as Forever Strongest, honoring members who lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. DSNY – whose employees are known as New York’s Strongest for their work ensuring a clean, safe, and healthy city – has suffered 9 confirmed COVID fatalities.