Kathryn Garcia

Wednesday Warm-Up Allows For Some Snow And Ice Removal In New York CityTaking advantage of a brief "warm" spell, an army of sanitation workers spent all day Wednesday trying to clear city streets of ice and snow. But many residents were wondering why they had not seen trucks and plows sooner.
Some Residents Perplexed By New York City's Lack Of Snow And Ice RemovalThe city suspended alternate side parking again Tuesday for snow removal. But some drivers said they still had to maneuver around mounds of snow and ice.
Snow, Frigid Temps Cause Slick Roads Across Tri-State AreaCommuters faced some hazardous travel conditions during the morning rush hour on Tuesday.
Officials Urge Caution As Tri-State Area Is Socked With Snow, Bitter Cold This WeekendThe extreme cold will last throughout the weekend with Sunday being the worse for some areas where it will feel like below zero.
Dept. Of Sanitation: Times Square Saw 48 Tons Of Trash On New Year's EveAs New Yorkers and tourists alike filed out of the Crossroads of the World, a small army of sanitation workers descended on the area to remove party hats, confetti, noise makers and other trash.
Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Monday In NYCThe Department of Sanitation will collect trees and turn them into compost starting Monday. The program will run through Friday, Jan. 16.
New NY State Law Requires Recycling Of Most Home, Personal ElectronicsThe electronics covered in the new law include computers, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets and small servers.
Massive Cleanup Following New Year's Eve Celebration In Times Square A massive cleanup effort is under way in Times Square to remove noisemakers, confetti and paper streamers left behind as New York City ushered in 2015.
Transfer Station Opponents Put Ad Blitz On Hold As Talks With Sanitation Commissioner Continue The President of 'Pledge to Protect' said that she will be holding onto an ad blitz as talks with Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia continue.
Fight Over Pear Trees Is Latest Front In War Over UES Garbage Transfer StationAngry demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday demanding a halt to the city's plans to remove a row of 30-year-old pear trees to build a controversial garbage dump.
Brutal Winter Sent NYC Sanitation Dept. Snow Budget Into The RedThe relentless snow this winter caused the New York City Department of Sanitation to go over budget by $75 million.
New York City DEP Water Meter Upgrade Could Net Millions In RevenueThe city's Department Of Environmental Protection will begin work to replace water meters in apartment buildings and skyscrapers, including the Chrysler Building. The DEP said the upgrade will be a money-maker.