Department of Sanitation

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Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty To Resign

Doherty is a long-time veteran of the Department of Sanitation, and has served as its Commissioner since 2002.

03/14/2014

NYC Department of Sanitation plows are ready to roll, Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Report: Sanitation Worker Accused Of Punching Cab Driver In East Harlem

A New York City sanitation worker has been charged with assault, reportedly on allegations that he punched a cab driver who complained that a garbage truck was blocking the road in East Harlem.

03/03/2014

Four people were injured when a snow plow drove past a Queens restaurant shattering windows and sending snow, ice, and debris flying on Feb. 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Hurt When Plow Sends Garbage Can Through Queens Restaurant Window Suing City

Victoria Martini was sitting inside the E.X.O restaurant in Forest Hills when the accident knocked her off her chair and showered her in ice and glass.

02/27/2014

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Latest Storm Causes Backup Of Trash Pickups

Piles of garbage are growing higher than the mounds of snow in some New York City neighborhoods.

02/20/2014

Refuse lies along Broadway on February 18, 2014 in New York City. The city has reportedly received a total of about four feet of snow so far in 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Sanitation Tackling Trash Backlog Following Repeated Snowstorms

New Yorkers have been complaining that trash is piling up amid the snow lately, but a Department of Sanitation official asked for patience as crews catch up.

02/18/2014

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Four Injured When Plow Sends Garbage Can Through Queens Restaurant Window

Four people were injured when a snow plow drove past a Queens restaurant shattering windows and sending snow, ice, and debris flying.

02/18/2014

Jose Lopez inspects his SUV after the front bumper was ripped off by ice on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Man Loses Bumper To Ice Trying To Move SUV From Parking Spot

As New Yorkers brace for another possible winter storm, there are still some spots in the city where people are struggling to dig out from last week’s snow.

02/10/2014

Brooklyn Snow Plow Window Break

Brooklyn Car Leasing Company: City Snow Plow Shattered Window

A car leasing company in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, found its front window shattered when it opened for the day earlier this week, and said surveillance video revealed that a city snow plow was to blame.

02/06/2014

Snow Laborers At Delancey and Chrystie streets (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

NYC’s Sanitation Department Looks For Help Clearing Snow, Ice

The city’s Department of Sanitation has put out a call for “snow laborers” to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and step streets.

02/06/2014

A city plow slammed into a tree in New Dorp, Staten Island on Wednesday, Feb. 5. (Credit: CBS 2)

Some Staten Island Roads Remain Unplowed; City Plow Takes Down Tree In New Dorp

While sidewalks have been left slushy and slick, most main roads have been cleared. But that is not the case in every neighborhood – particularly on Staten Island.

02/05/2014

Freezing Rain Storm Creates Icy Commute For New Yorkers

Freezing Rain For N.J., Snow For Northern Suburbs Friday Morning

Tri-State Area residents could be in for a rough commute Friday morning, as a storm system could bring snow and freezing rain to some areas.

01/09/2014

Crews clear confetti and other debris from the street in Times Square on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Clean Up Times Square After New Year’s Celebration

Sanitation workers rolled into Times Square shortly after the ball dropped Wednesday to begin picking up after revelers who gathered to usher-in the new year.

01/01/2014

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)

NYC To Provide Curbside Pickup, Recycling Of Christmas Trees

Trees left out on the curb for pickup will be chipped and composted for city parks, gardens and ball fields.

12/26/2013

Crews in Ridgewood, NJ get ready for snow on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Braces For Significant Snow, Ice This Weekend

Forecasters are predicting anywhere from three to seven inches of snow starting around 10 a.m. Saturday in New York City and on Long Island.

12/13/2013

Snow falls in Brooklyn on Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Icy Roads Cause Concern Across Tri-State As Temps Drop

Snow fell across much of the Tri-State area Tuesday, causing traffic, school closures and concerns about icy roads as temperatures drop.

12/10/2013

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