As a reminder over this holiday weekend, there will be no street cleaning, refuse, or recycling collection conducted by the Department of Sanitation today, Saturday, December 25. Residents with normal Saturday collection should place their trash out at curbside Saturday evening for a unique Sunday, December 26 collection.
As part of Mayor Giuliani's Y2K Contingency Plan, the Department of Sanitation will deploy its uniformed personnel through the New Year's weekend for purpose of collecting refuse and recyclables. During this special weekend schedule, residents normally receiving garbage collection on Saturdays should place their trash at curbside starting Friday, December 31 (New Year's Eve). Collection will begin on Saturday, January 1, 2000 (New Year's Day) and will continue through Sunday, January 2.
Residents should be aware that if their trash is not picked up on Saturday (their regularly scheduled collection day), it will be collected on Sunday, January 2. This special schedule also applies for the pick-up of recyclables. Areas scheduled to receive refuse and recycling collection on Monday, January 3, should place their trash at curbside at normally scheduled.
Shopkeepers, restaurant managers, and other merchants serviced by private carting companies should contact their refuse haulers to determine whether they will receive collection during the holiday weekend.
Starting Monday, January 3, the Department of Sanitation will collect discarded live Christmas trees and wreaths. These items should be left at curbside free of stands, lights, ornaments, and tinsel.