Department of sanitation
With community bins and organic waste collection, composting expands to NYC school system
Mayor Eric Adams has suspended the expansion of residential composting programs.
Apr 28, 4:37 PM
Adams says he’s kicking homeless New Yorkers out of their encampments. Where will they go?
Advocates say that without safe and accessible housing options, Adams’s plan won’t reduce street homelessness.
Mar 26, 3:57 PM
NYC elected officials push back on Adams’ proposed sanitation cuts
At a budget hearing Friday, Councilmember Sandy Nurse noted that complaints about rat sightings and missed trash collections already increased during the pandemic
Mar 6, 8:00 AM
Manhattan Officials Ask City To Bring Back Pre-Pandemic Garbage Pickup Service, Expand Composting
Before the pandemic, Manhattan was served by an average of 736 Sanitation trucks. In 2020, that was cut to 272 trucks and service is currently still lower than normal, with 440 trucks working in the borough.
Jan 31, 2:09 PM
Arts & Entertainment
"We Basically Have This Down To A Science": Sanitation Crews Collect Up To 40 Tons Of New Year's Eve Debris
Sure, it's a smaller crowd, but it's still a big mess!
Jan 1, 12:48 PM
Tree You Later: Here Are Details For Mulchfest 2022
Between Mulchfest, "Chipping Weekend," and street pick-up, here's how to discard your Christmas tree in NYC this year.
Dec 25, 2021 3:01 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Sanitation Workers Show Off Paintings And Upcycled Artwork At 2021 DSNY Art Show
"This kind of an exhibit takes that hidden essence away, puts a face to some of the workers that are on the job."
Nov 12, 2021 2:05 PM
Facing Mandate, 15,000 NYC Municipal Workers Get COVID Vaccines. But Twice As Many Holdouts Remain
With three days to go, New Yorkers face the prospect of 33,000 government workers being told to stay home when enforcement starts on Monday, hampering tax-funded services citywide.
Oct 29, 2021 4:38 PM
Garbage Truck Drags Outdoor Dining Shed With Diners Inside
"It was shocking, definitely felt like an earthquake, seeing a structure drag across the street," said a manager at Bar Six.
Sep 28, 2021 11:59 AM
NYC Will Restore More Garbage Collection Services For Spring Cleaning Push
"A clean and safe community is truly the foundation for everything else, so this is another great sign that NYC is coming back strong."
Mar 30, 2021 3:53 PM
NYC Sidewalks Must Be Shoveled By 1 PM Wednesday, Sanitation Department Warns
It is NOW the "end of storm" according to the Department of Sanitation.
Feb 3, 2021 1:00 PM
NYC Declares "Snow Alert" & Suspends Outdoor Street Dining Starting Wednesday
While restaurants do have to stop serving on the street, the city says it is not asking that restaurants "remove any barriers or structures for roadway dining."
Dec 15, 2020 9:01 AM
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