February 8, 2016 www.nyc.gov/sanitation
As a result of ongoing snow operations, the New York City Department of Sanitation announced two collection service alerts for the week of February 8, 2016.
· While February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday, is generally an observed DSNY holiday, the Department WILL collect trash and recycling that day. Residents who normally receive Friday collection service should place their cans and bags out for collection as normal.
· Residents may experience a delay in collection this week as the Department responds to a series of snow systems. “Spreader storms,” as forecasted this week, require the Department to deploy salt spreaders and focus on keeping city streets free of icy conditions, which will impact collection operations. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we handle both of these critical assignments.
About the New York City Department of Sanitation
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through the efficient management of solid waste and the development of environmentally sound long-range planning for handling refuse, including recyclables. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 500 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.
The westbound traffic switch that was recently rescheduled for Wednesday, January 20, has now been rescheduled for Thursday, January 21, at 10:00 pm. The three westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway directly east of the Mill Basin Bridge will be shifted left. The three lanes of the eastbound roadway will remain on the temporary roadway. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone on the existing westbound lanes in order to begin the next stage of the Mill Basin Bridge reconstruction project.
The westbound traffic switch that was originally scheduled for Friday, January 15 at 11:00 p.m., has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 pm. The three westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway directly east of the Mill Basin Bridge will be shifted left. The three lanes of the eastbound roadway will remain on the temporary roadway. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone on the existing westbound lanes in order to begin the next stage of the Mill Basin Bridge reconstruction project.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, January 11, and continuing all day on weekdays and weekends through Monday, February 29, the width of the Gerritsen Inlet navigation channel will be reduced from 47 feet to 25 feet. The navigation channel reduction is needed to allow for the construction of two new bridge piers adjacent to the channel. Two scheduled openings per day may be granted if requested at least 24 hours in advance in order widen the channel to 47 feet.
The eastbound traffic shift originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 23, has now been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 10:00 p.m. The three eastbound lanes of the Belt Parkway directly east of the Mill Basin Bridge will be shifted right. The three lanes of the westbound roadway will remain in their current configuration. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone on the existing eastbound lanes in order to begin the next stage of the Mill Basin Bridge reconstruction project.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release #15-98
December 22, 2015
No Garbage, Recycling, Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on
Christmas Day, Friday, December 25
In observance of Christmas Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Friday, December 25. The holiday causes the Department to reschedule some collection days. We will work to collect all
material as quickly as possible.
Residents should place their garbage out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Friday, December 25 for collection.
Residents should place their organic material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Friday, December 25 for collection.
Recycling (Paper, metal, glass and plastic)
Residents should place their recycling material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2015 for collection.
Additionally, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on Christmas Day.
On October 29th, Mayor de Blasio announced that the Build it Back single family program will be complete by the end of 2016. To meet this goal, all applicants’ current selected pathways will be considered final as of December 31, 2015.
We are in position to move all applicants forward with their selected option – and complete the program by the end of 2016 – because of significant outreach and casework through the summer and fall. We appreciate your responsiveness!
We also broadened our options offered to include a Direct Grant program, a discretionary elevation program, and an additional City-managed acquisition program, which helped meet applicant needs.
As of January 1, 2016, applicants will no longer be able to move between pathways to help ensure Build it Back can complete the program by the end of 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact Build it Back Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or 212-615-8239.