Department of Sanitation
Snow fell across much of the Tri-State area Tuesday, causing traffic, school closures and concerns about icy roads as temperatures drop.
The head of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association worries plow operators won’t see some docking stations under the snow.
Some residents of the Upper East Side said Wednesday that they were so unhappy with plans for a new cancer treatment center that they think a garage full of garbage trucks would be preferable.
Residents in parts of Brooklyn have said enough is enough when it comes to trash littering their neighborhoods.
Neighbors and the local city councilman have called on the city to step up its efforts, as a park in Woodside, Queens remains overrun with rats.
The city Conflicts of Interest Board fined the Sanitation Department workers $2,000 each and retired them from the agency.
Neighbors in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx were furious this week, after a city snow plow truck was allegedly caught on camera barreling down the street and damaging seven cars.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Saturday morning that while New York City fared better than many areas in the blizzard overnight, precautions are still necessary as many areas were under a foot of snow.
A New York City sanitation worker was arrested this weekend and charged with driving while intoxicated.
So far, the sanitation department has collected more than 389,000 tons of debris, according to the city.
The holiday season is officially behind us now, and it’s time to recycle that Christmas tree.
“The Department is very pleased to offer this special recycling service,” said Commissioner John Doherty. “Providing collection and recycling options for residents is environmentally valuable and benefits our neighborhoods. “
Sanitation workers are loading up 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows, and preparing tire chains.
The snow began early in the morning, and in parts of our area, roughly four inches fell, forcing some residents in New Jersey to break out their shovels in the afternoon.
Sanitation crews working 12-hour shifts have collected more than 55,000 tons of refuse and debris since the storm hit.