Department of Sanitation

Mayor Bloomberg participates in Mulchfest 2011 (Photo/Sophia Hall, WCBS 880)

Sanitation Department To Start Christmas Tree Recycling Jan. 3

Commissioner John Doherty reminds New Yorkers to remove tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from the trees. Doherty also wants people to remember to not put their trees in plastic bags.


A salt spreader dangles from a Department of Sanitation depot in Queens on Aug. 17, 2011.  (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mechanic Treated After Sanitation Truck Left Dangling From Building Wall In Maspeth

More than six hours after the incident, cranes and several heavy-duty trucks successfully lifted and pulled the salt spreader back into the building. Officials are continuing to investigate what led to Wednesday morning’s incident.


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NYC Sanitation Department Seeking Help To Plow And Haul Snow

In a release, the city agency said that the contractors would help the DSNY with plowing and snow hauling from tertiary streets “as needed” when storms were forecast to bring 6 or more inches of snow.


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.


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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.