Department of Sanitation (DSNY) ‘Service Alerts’

NYC sanitation logo2.cgi(DSNY)  February 8, 2016 — ‘Service Alerts’ Because of Winter Weather Forecasts: As a result of ongoing snow operations, the New York City Department of Sanitation announced two collection service alerts for the week of February 8, 2016.

  • While February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday, is generally an observed DSNY holiday, the Department WILL collect trash and recycling that day. Residents who normally receive Friday collection service should place their cans and bags out for collection as normal.
  • Residents may experience a delay in collection this week as the Department responds to a series of snow systems. “Spreader storms,” as forecasted this week, require the Department to deploy salt spreaders and focus on keeping city streets free of icy conditions, which will impact collection operations. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we handle both of these critical assignments.


About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through the efficient management of solid waste and the development of environmentally sound long-range planning for handling refuse, including recyclables. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 500 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.