Department of Sanitation

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg On Blizzard: ‘We Dodged A Bullet’

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.

02/09/2013

A Garbage Truck - File / Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

NYC Sanitation Worker Charged With DWI

A New York City sanitation worker was arrested this weekend and charged with driving while intoxicated.

01/27/2013

A pile of debris from superstorm Sandy in Midland Beach, Staten Island - Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Special NYC Sanitation Department Storm Debris Collections Extended

So far, the sanitation department has collected more than 389,000 tons of debris, according to the city.

01/13/2013

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling Begins Wednesday In NYC

The holiday season is officially behind us now, and it’s time to recycle that Christmas tree.

01/01/2013

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Department Of Sanitation To Begin Christmas Tree Recycling Jan. 2

“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. “

12/27/2012

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Department Of Sanitation Issues Christmas Eve Snow Alert

Sanitation workers are loading up 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows, and preparing tire chains.

12/24/2012

Snow In Sparta, N.J. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Wintry Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Black Ice A Concern For Tuesday Night

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.

11/27/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks with sanitation workers in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. (credit: Spencer Tucker/Flickr)

Trash Collections Reduced In NYC To Ensure Around-The-Clock Cleanup In Hard-Hit Areas

Sanitation crews working 12-hour shifts have collected more than 55,000 tons of refuse and debris since the storm hit.

11/06/2012

Piles of garbage sit on a street corner in Midtown. (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

New Yorkers Want To Throw Department Of Sanitation Policy In The Trash

New Yorkers are crying foul over a sanitation policy that they say needs to be trashed.

08/27/2012

A Garbage Truck - File / Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Gov. Cuomo Signs Into Law New Protection For City Sanitation Workers

The bill’s sponsors said the city’s trash workers face potential harassment for just doing their jobs. Lawmakers said some sanitation workers have been assaulted while on the job.

08/19/2012

MCU Park (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Cyclones Hold ‘Trash Your Ex’ Night At MCU Park

For those looking to forget about their ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, Saturday night is their chance to do just that. Saturday night is “Trash Your Ex” night at MCU Park, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team.

08/04/2012

A snow plow stands ready - Ridgefield, CT - Feb 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Snowy Conditions Blamed For Death In Newburgh

AThe accident happened on Route 32 and occurred when ice forced a vehicle traveling northbound to spin out and strike a car in the southbound lane.

02/29/2012

Mayor Bloomberg participates in Mulchfest 2011 (Photo/Sophia Hall, WCBS 880)

Sanitation Department To Start Christmas Tree Recycling Jan. 3

Commissioner John Doherty reminds New Yorkers to remove tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from the trees. Doherty also wants people to remember to not put their trees in plastic bags.

12/27/2011

A salt spreader dangles from a Department of Sanitation depot in Queens on Aug. 17, 2011.  (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mechanic Treated After Sanitation Truck Left Dangling From Building Wall In Maspeth

More than six hours after the incident, cranes and several heavy-duty trucks successfully lifted and pulled the salt spreader back into the building. Officials are continuing to investigate what led to Wednesday morning’s incident.

08/17/2011

(credit: by David Goldman/Getty Images)

NYC Sanitation Department Seeking Help To Plow And Haul Snow

In a release, the city agency said that the contractors would help the DSNY with plowing and snow hauling from tertiary streets “as needed” when storms were forecast to bring 6 or more inches of snow.

08/08/2011

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