Department of Sanitation

Woodside, Queens Park Rats

Neighbors: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, Queens

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.

07/31/2013

New York City Sanitation Truck (file / credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Two Of New York’s Strongest Lose Jobs Over $5 Tip

The city Conflicts of Interest Board fined the Sanitation Department workers $2,000 each and retired them from the agency.

06/25/2013

Surveillance video captured what appeared to be a NYC Department of Sanitation snow plow damaging cars during the snow storm on March 18, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Bronx Neighbors Say Speeding City Snow Plow Truck Smashed Into Their Cars

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.

03/20/2013

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

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