Department of Sanitation

Dept. of Sanitation show plow in wrong position

Report Downplays Allegations Of December Blizzard Response Slowdown

A new report surrounding allegations of a possible slowdown by New York City’s Department of Sanitation during the blizzard of 2010 found that there was no clear evidence of intentional neglect.


A New York City Department of Sanitation vehicle cleans up Times Square - New York, NY - Jan 1, 2005 - Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Brooklyn Man Wrongly Slapped With 643 Summonses By Dept. Of Sanitation

Imagine getting more than 600 summonses from the city for something you didn’t do. That’s what happened to an elderly Brooklyn man who’s facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines.


Dirty NYC

Exasperated Residents Fed Up With Filthy NYC

The melting winter white is revealing some seriously unpleasant sights.


Dog walking in Central Park

Residents: Parts Of Upper Manhattan Overwhelmed By Dog Poop

As the snow melts away, the poop is revealed. The rough winter has done a number on all New Yorkers, but for some residents in Inwood and Washington Heights the straw has finally broken the camel’s back.


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Garbage Pickup Limited But Welcome In NYC

New Yorkers were surprisingly sympathetic to the Herculean task of New York’s strongest, battling the elements and trying to keep ahead of the mountains of garbage in the snowiest January on record.


Garbage piled up outside 124 E. 107th Street in East Harlem following the Christmas blizzard. (Photo/Juliet Papa)

NYC To Resume Garbage & Recycling Collection Monday

Along with clearing mountains of snow, sanitation workers are also getting ready to start collecting garbage again, and not a moment too soon.



3 S.I. Sanitation Workers Accused Of Dealing Drugs

Prosecutors have charged 29-year-old Gino Colella with 20 counts of selling a controlled substance and 30-year-old Robert Miller with 5 counts of the same crime.


Jackson Heights on Dec. 29, 2010.

Outer Boroughs To Mayor: Don’t Forget Again

Many people in the outer boroughs are still steaming over the snow clean-up from the last blizzard. Streets were buried for days. Now residents say it better not happen again.


Dept. of Sanitation show plow in wrong position

NYC Promises Better Response For Next Snowfall

Heads were beginning to roll in the wake of the City’s agonizingly slow and poor response the to last week’s blizzard, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promising it will be different for Friday’s expected snowfall.


Garbage piles up on the sidewalk on East 58th Street between First Avenue and Sutton Place on Manhattan's East Side. (Credit: Susan Richard/1010 WINS)

NYC Residents Frustrated By Delayed Trash Collection

If you’ve walked or driven on many streets in New York City, you know that mountains of snow have been replaced by piles of garbage. So how bad has the situation gotten?


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Garbage Pile-Up Stops Man’s Apparent Suicide Attempt

Police said a 26-year-old man jumped from a 9th floor Manhattan window Sunday, but had his fall padded by a pile of uncollected trash bags.


(AP Photo/Office of the Mayor, Samantha Modell)

Investigation Will ‘Make Sure’ Protest Didn’t Occur

Bloomberg called the slow response to clearing snow from city streets “unacceptable.” He said he doesn’t believe the Sanitation Department dragged out the plowing process, but will launch an investigation.


NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Admits NYC Flubbed Blizzard Response

Streets remain in the city’s outer boroughs that still haven’t been plowed three days after the tri-state was blasted with a weekend blizzard, and Mayor Bloomberg is admitting the city messed up.


(Photo/Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

Bloomberg To New Yorkers: Be Careful During Blizzard

The Mayor held a press conference Sunday afternoon updating New Yorkers on the city’s plan of action for the blizzard and advising them to stay off the roads.


(Photo/Johan Lange)

Sanitation Workers Already On The Roads

New York City sanitation workers are underway in the efforts to clean up what snow has already fallen in the area.