2003-10-10 / Community

Sanitation Changes For Columbus Day

Sanitation Changes For Columbus Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that, in observance of Columbus Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, and no street cleaning on Monday, October 13.

Residents who receive Monday garbage collection should instead place their refuse out at curbside Monday evening, after 5 p.m. for anticipated pickup on Tuesday, October 14. Residents who normally receive Monday, Week B recycling collection are scheduled to have their recycling material picked up Tuesday, October 15.

Neighborhoods that regularly receive Tuesday garbage collection and Tuesday week B recycling collection should place their cans or bags out on Monday evening after 5 p.m. as normal.

Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash or recyclables or dumpsters at curbside over the holiday weekend are subject to a fine of up to $250. Shopkeepers, restaurant managers, and other merchants who are serviced by private carting companies should contact their refuse haulers to determine whether they will receive collection on the holiday.

All Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, October 13 in observance of the holiday. For questions about the schedules over the holiday, visit the DSNY web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.

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