Department of Sanitation

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

A Citi Bike station in Manhattan (file/credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Citi Bikes, Docks To Stay In Place During Snowy Weather

The head of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association worries plow operators won’t see some docking stations under the snow.

12/09/2013

FILE - A hospital sign (credit: ClipArt)

UES Residents Protest Plans For New Development That Includes Cancer Treatment Center

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.

10/09/2013

Brooklyn Trash Overflow

Piles Of Trash Infuriate Many Brooklyn Residents, City Councilman

Residents in parts of Brooklyn have said enough is enough when it comes to trash littering their neighborhoods.

08/13/2013

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

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