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