Below are information that you need to know about garbage & recycling pickup and collection in New York City.
All residents and businesses should dispose of their garbage and recycling properly or risk being charged under 116-18 of the New York City Administrative Code.
For bulk items, the Sanitation Department will collect up to six (6) items from one address. If you have more, you will have to wait or ask your neighbor for assistance. These items must be placed on your curbside between 5:00 pm (4: 00 pm on Fridays from October to April) and midnight (12:00 am) the night before your regular garbage collection day.
To find out what the refuse and recycling collection days are for your location, follow the link so that you can enter your street address and borough from the drop down list. Once you click on the “Submit” button, it will list the information for your area.
Garbage & recycling items should be placed on your curbside in a way that it does not fall into any street, public place, sewer, receiving basin or river, any standing or running water or into any other waters of the City as defined in §145.01. For a list of local centers for recycling, you may contact 311 or (212) NEW-YORK.
Recycling help conserve New York’s natural resources and disposing of waste/garbage properly help reduce collection costs, infestations from vermins and charges summons under 116-18 of the New York City Administrative Code. With New York City creating enough trash to fill the Empire State Building (approximately thirty-seven (37) million cubic feet), it is important to have this collected garbage disposed of carefully and promptly as the city’s population continue to increase.
These should be placed in strong biodegradable bags or placed in bins if required by local city ordinance which may have been passed to protect people and pets from wild animals, such as raccoons and bears which will be attracted to it.
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