Sanitation

Jackie Haeflinger (credit: Image via Facebook)

Woman Chasing Her Dog Struck, Killed By Garbage Truck In Chelsea

The incident took place at around 10 a.m. at 7th Avenue and 15th Street in Chelsea, EMS officials said.

07/02/2014

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

New York City Sanitation Truck (file / credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sanitation Worker Almost Loses Leg In Early Morning Accident

The victim was pinned between the two vehicles and suffered a broken right leg and arm, his left leg was crushed above knee and nearly required amputation. The 27-year-old man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was stabilized.

06/01/2013

Piles of garbage sit on a street corner in Midtown. (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

New Yorkers Want To Throw Department Of Sanitation Policy In The Trash

New Yorkers are crying foul over a sanitation policy that they say needs to be trashed.

08/27/2012

A Garbage Truck - File / Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Officials: Sanitation Worker Faked Fall For Workplace Injury Benefits

Ricky Cernera was released without bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to grand larceny, perjury and other charges.

12/29/2011

A sign indicating snow removal - Greenwich, CT - Jan 4, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Blizzard Depletes Area Snow Budgets

After 18 inches of snow fell in Greenwich, town officials told the Greenwich Time that they expect the cleanup to use up half of its $700,000 snow budget.

01/04/2011

A Garbage Truck - File / Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Deal Saves 195 Sanitation Jobs In Newark

Roughly 287 sanitation workers were to be let go Dec. 23 and their jobs were to be outsourced to a private company.

12/17/2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen in the Blue Room at City Hall - New York, NY - Dec 7, 2010 - Photo: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office

State Cuts To City Have Bloomberg Seeing Red

With NYC’s budget director saying he fears Albany’s money problems could result in another $2B cut to the city, Bloomberg says he’ll let you know what’s about to happen.

12/08/2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the Asian Community United Society of Sunset Park - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 10, 2010 - Photo: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office

City Slashes Budget, Cuts Thousands Of Jobs

In an effort to take a big bite out of the Big Apple’s budget deficit, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for massive cutbacks and thousands of layoffs — including teachers.

11/18/2010

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

NYC Moving Sanitation Supervisors To The Streets

New York City’s Sanitation Department says it will put more workers on the streets by reassigning supervisors and adding 100 new hires for trash and snow removal.

10/22/2010

A three-alarm fire raged on a Hudson River sanitation pier on the West Side on September 4, 2010. (Photo Credit: WCBS 880)

Three-Alarm Fire Chars Hudson Pier On West Side

A fire on a West Side pier sent smoke billowing over Manhattan on Saturday. The blaze broke out just after 3 p.m. on a sanitation pier on 57th Street.

09/04/2010