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What is my trash collection and recycling schedule?
How do I dispose of bulk items?
Why wasn't my hot water heater picked up on my bulk collection or recycling day?
How do I make an appointment for bulk pickup?
How do I dispose of automotive batteries?

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What is my trash collection and recycling schedule?
The Department of Sanitation (DOS) provides garbage and recycling collection information online.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Collection and Recycling Schedule Service



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How do I dispose of bulk items?
The Department of Sanitation provides free curbside removal of large non-commercial "bulk" items (items that are too big to be discarded in a container or bag) from residential buildings.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Free Residential Bulk Collection Information



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Why wasn't my hot water heater picked up on my bulk collection or recycling day?
Either this was a Missed Recycling Collection or this tank is too large/heavy for regular pick-ups. In either case, report as Missed Recycling Collection or call the New York City Citizen Service Center at 311.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Missed Recycling Collection



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How do I make an appointment for bulk pickup?
Except for refrigeration appliances containing CFC/Freon, you do not need to request an appointment. On your regular collection day you can place up to six pieces of bulk on your curbside.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Trash Collection Schedule
CFC / Freon Recovery Appointment Request



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How do I dispose of automotive batteries?
Automotive batteries may only be disposed of by delivery to: a) a retailer, distributor, collector, or recycler of automotive batteries, or b) the Special Waste Disposal Site, which is located on Staten Island at the Fresh Kills Complex on Muldoon Avenue. Automotive batteries may not be disposed of in the municipal solid waste system. Automotive battery retailers are required by State law to accept up to two batteries per month per person for free. There is a $5 surcharge added to the purchase price of all new auto batteries. If an auto battery is returned at the time a new battery is purchased or within 30 days after purchasing a new battery, the $5 surcharge will be waived or refunded.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
How to Dispose of Goods - NYC Department of Sanitation



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