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Sanitation Worker Heroes

Two Sanitation Workers evacuated a dozen people from six burning homes on Pitney Ave, on Staten Island Friday morning. The crew from SI 3 was collecting trash nearby, smelled smoke, and raced to homes and alerted families to evacuate immediately. Sanitation Workers August Cocuzza and Jay Visone rang door bells, banged on doors, evacuated the homes, then finished their route. Commissioner Kathryn Garcia says ..."these S/Ws are the embodiment of dedicated public servants...They took quick action in a time of need and still completed their regular collection routes..."



Kick Off Your Spring Cleaning with NYC Department of Sanitation SAFE Disposal Events

DSNY will hold its annual SAFE Disposal Events to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products.

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Curbside Organics Collection Expanding to Queens and Brooklyn

The New York City Department of Sanitation is expanding its curbside collection of organic materials - food waste, food-soiled paper, and leaf and yard waste - to portions of Queens and additional Brooklyn neighborhoods starting in late April.

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Welcome Incoming Commissioner Kathryn Garcia

On March 15, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Kathryn Garcia as the next DSNY Commissioner. Commissioner Garcia comes to DSNY from the Department of Environmental Protection where she was the Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the operations of the Bureaus of Water Supply, Water and Sewer Operations, and Wastewater - supervising a 4,000 employees, a $540 million expense budget, and a $1.9 billion four-year capital budget. Incoming Commissioner Garcia noted she is "committed to strengthening and expanding DSNY's programs to deliver these critical services to every resident and business, in every neighborhood. We'll do it consistently, effectively and equitably, and we will seek out every opportunity to do it better and more sustainably." Her first day is April 1.


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Looking for Alternatives to Closed Manhattan Special Waste Drop-Off Site?

DSNY Proposed Refrigerant Recovery Rule - 2nd Hearing Notice PDF (315KB)

Read the DSNY 2013 Annual Report PDF (7.3MB)

Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Impound Rule PDF (95KB)

Notice of Adoption of Final Rules Designating Rigid Plastic Items as Recyclable Materials for Collection By DSNY PDF (38KB)

NYC's Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect April 1, 2014.
Visit nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave for information.

Apply Now for Free Pre-K.
Public School Applications are due April 23.
Contact Community-Based Organization Pre-K programs directly to apply.


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New York City has the largest, most ambitious recycling program in the nation.
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No Parking symbol Alternate Side Parking Regulations Suspension Calendar
The City suspends alternate side parking regulations, for both street cleaning purposes and traffic flow, on the 32 legal and religious holidays.
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