City Comptroller Says Rat Sightings In NYC Increasing As Trash Piles Up Across CityCity Comptroller Scott Stringer says rat sightings are up by 60%.
Trash Piling Up Over NYC After Sanitation Department's Budget Slashed By Over $100 MillionThe sanitation commissioner says curbside collection service has stayed the same, but people are leaving out more trash than usual.
City Boards Up Long-Abandoned House With Cement, But Brooklyn Neighbors Cry It's Not EnoughA vacant home with more than 200 violations is still upsetting neighbors after years of complaints in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Says Eyesore Home In Brooklyn 'Has To Be Addressed'A homeowner on Clarendon Road in East Flatbush has racked up fines totaling more than $300,000, but that owner is nowhere to be found.
NYC Wants You To Recycle, So Where Are All The Recycling Bins?According to the city’s Department of Sanitation, there are 23,500 corner trash baskets in New York City but just 2,300 recycling baskets.
Sanitation Dept. Launches 'Trucks Of Art' Contest For Trash VehiclesNew York's Department of Sanitation wants to transform its fleet of recycling trucks into works of art.
New York Weather: Snow Alert To Start Sunday At 6 P.M.In advance of a winter blast coming at the end of the weekend, the city’s Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert starting Sunday night at 6 p.m.
Discarded Christmas Trees Creating Sanitation Backlog On Streets Of NYC"We don't collect them on specific days, so don't worry," Commissioner Katherine Garcia said earlier this month. "Leave it out there and we will take care of it."
Mayor Promises Action As Garbage Trucks Still Hog Parking SpotsMayor Bill de Blasio promised to "relieve the immediate pressure" about a street-turned-parking lot for Department of Sanitation vehicles.
Locals Demand Answers After Garbage Trucks Take Over NYC Parking SpotsThe Department of Sanitation has commandeered precious parking spots that were used by residents, and are now smelling up their neighborhoods.
Garbage Trucks Take Over Residential Street In East VillagePeople who live on East 10th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues say they noticed new parking signs put up a couple of weeks ago
Exclusive: Undercover Sanitation Police Fight Crime And GrimeThey are on the front line in the city's war on quality of life violations.
Plan Would Charge NYC Residents To Have Garbage Picked Up To Encourage RecyclingSome say a proposed new plan is about garbage is a bunch of garbage itself, while others think it might be an environmental turning point.
NYC Department Of Sanitation Issues Snow Alert For TuesdayThe snow alert begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, meaning the city will have its snow fighting equipment ready.
Sanitation Department: 2,200 Trucks Out Collecting Trash Piles After Last Week's SnowstormIn a tweet, the department says trucks are out collecting trash, recycling and organics citywide while limited snow operations are still underway.