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Snow Alert

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.



De Blasio Administration Bans Single-Use Styrofoam Products in New York City Beginning July 1, 2015

The de Blasio Administration today announced that as of July 1, 2015, food service establishments, stores and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer for use single service Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam articles or polystyrene loose fill packaging, such as “packing peanuts” in New York City. 

“While much of the waste we produce can be recycled or reused, polystyrene foam is not one of those materials,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “Removing polystyrene from our waste stream is not only good for a greener, more sustainable New York, but also for the communities who are home to landfills receiving the City’s trash.”

For information on the new law, click here.

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e-Waste Collection Ban

Starting January 1, 2015, a state law will make it illegal for New Yorkers to discard most electronics in the trash. Sanitation Workers will no longer collect electronics left at curbside, and the resident may receive a summons. The electronics covered by this New York State law include computers and their peripherals, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets, and small servers.

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Clean Sweep in Times Square

A behind the scenes look at how the New York City Department of Sanitation sweeps in to clear the aftermath of New York’s most festive annual event.


What's New
DSNY Proposed Rule on E-Waste Disposal

DSNY Proposed Rules Regarding Time for Placing Solid Waste for Collection

Commissioner Garcia presents preliminary report on expanding organics collection pilot to Mayor and City Council

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)


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Sanitation Collection and Holiday Schedule
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Publication Sanitation Rules and Regulations
Learn how to comply with Sanitation's rules and regulations.
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Recycle symbol NYC Recycling Program
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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