Department of Sanitation’s Collection and Snow Operation

(DSNY) January 6, 2017 — New York City Department of Sanitation to Resume Limited Collection on Saturday

The Department of Sanitation will resume limited collection tomorrow evening, starting with Saturday material. Residents should remove any snow and ice from around bags and cans to make the material accessible for Sanitation Workers. There will be delays in collection, and it is permissible for residents to leave properly packaged material at the curb for collection.

Also: Snow Operations Continue

The Department of Sanitation will continue with snow cleaning operations during daylight hours on Saturday. Salt spreaders will be working over the weekend to address icy streets, and plows will be assigned to cleaning operations, working to widen streets. “Quality of life” issues, such as pedestrian areas, cross walks and bus stops will be addressed.

Snow Laborers

Snow Laborers should report for work on Saturday, January 6 at 8:00 a.m. Snow laborers were employed by the Department on Friday, January 5 and helped shovel snow and ice from step streets, crosswalks, fire hydrants and other areas. Those interested in registering to become a snow laborer can find information at

Sidewalk Shoveling

Property owners and occupants are reminded that they must clear snow and ice from sidewalks around their properties. They should NOT push snow into the street, or cover crosswalks with snow. They should clear snow from fire hydrants. Snow may be moved to front yards, behind the stoop line, or to a grassy curb strip.

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 689 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.