New Initiatives Will Crack Down On Illegal Dumping, Garbage Problems In QueensThe Department of Sanitation says the pandemic exacerbated illegal dumping across the city as families moving away threw out their furniture, electronics and belongings.
Looking For A Job? NYC Hiring People To Shovel Snow In Winter Storm AftermathIn this pandemic economy, many people need all the help they can get when it comes to making a living.
New Yorkers Say Pedestrian Paths, Sidewalks Are Still Covered With Snow, Ice Days After StormThe Department of Sanitation says it had workers out Saturday and they'll be back Sunday, all working to clear pedestrian ways.
Exclusive: Lower East Side Bakery Owner Furious After Finding Garbage Strewn Throughout Outdoor Dining AreaSurveillance cameras captured a man for more than an hour pulling garbage bags to the outdoor dining space, rummaging through, walking away with bags but leaving the rest for the business owners to find.
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