2004-12-24 / Community

Sanitation Changes For Christmas

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2004, there will be no garbage collection, recycling collection, or street cleaning. Residents who receive Saturday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Sunday evening after 5 p.m. for pickup on Monday, December 27. Those who normally receive Saturday recycling collection will have their recycling picked up on Sunday, January 2 by special weekend crews.

All Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 24 in observance of the holiday, except for critical operations office personnel. However, garbage and recycling collection and street cleaning will proceed on a normal schedule on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24. Residences and commercial establishments that unlawfully leave trash, recyclables, or dumpsters at curbside over the holiday 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.

For questions about Sanitation services and schedules over the holiday, contact the NYC Citizens Service Center at 311 or visit the DSNY web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.

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