No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on Christmas Day, December 25th

Department of Sanitation - New York City

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that in observance of Christmas Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Friday, December 25, 2009. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 25th, in observance of the holiday.

Residents who normally receive Friday garbage and recycling collection should place their garbage and recycling out at curbside Friday after 4 P.M. for pickup.

For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, contact 311 or visit the DSNY website at


In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Thursday, December 25th and Thursday, January 1st. In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on those days.
· Residents normally receiving Thursday recycling collection should not place their materials out at curbside until Thursday, January 1st after 4 p.m. for collection on Friday, January 2nd because of the consecutive Thursday holidays.

· Residents who normally receive Thursday refuse and organics collection should place their materials out at curbside Thursday evening after 4 p.m. Most residents will have their refuse collected a day or two after the holiday, however, some residents may not receive service until their next scheduled collection day. Thursday Organics will be collected on Friday after both holidays.

One Reply to “NYC No Garbage, Recycling/Organics Collection, Street Cleaning on Christmas Day , December 25th & New Year’s Day, January 1st”

  1. I can understand why they would want to observe the Christmas holiday. The day after Christmas and that whole weekend usually has a lot of trash that needs to be taken out. I think the recycling companies will have more to pick up in the end because more people will have trash to collect.

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