Department of Sanitation

Queens co-op launches e-cycling program
Queens co-op launches e-cycling program
News Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 3:24PM

North Shore Towers (NST) residents can now safely dispose of old and burnt-out electronics without leaving the building. The new recycling program, e-cycling, is intended to easily and conveniently recycle electronics, which must be handled separately from traditional recycling. The program, which was created through a public-private partnership between the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and [...]

Vallone pushes ‘Adopt-A-Basket’ program in Queens
Vallone pushes ‘Adopt-A-Basket’ program in Queens
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/23/2013 at 1:01PM

A little-known citywide trash initiative could clean up Queens streets if more of the borough knew about it, a local lawmaker said. The city’s volunteer “Adopt-A-Basket” program gives free garbage cans and bags to residents and store owners who agree to monitor the outdoor receptacles and change liners when the basket is three-quarters full. The [...]

Hunters Point residents split on alternate side parking
Hunters Point residents split on alternate side parking
West Angy Altamirano 3/29/2013 at 11:56AM

Hunters Point residents are taking sides when it comes to a proposal for alternate side parking. At a Community Board 2 meeting in January, residents became aware of the Department of Sanitation’s (DOS) proposition for alternate side street parking west of Jackson Avenue between 45th and Borden Avenues due to requests made by some residents [...]

First Commuter Composter drop-off site comes to Queens
First Commuter Composter drop-off site comes to Queens
News Angy Altamirano 3/08/2013 at 12:19PM

Queens residents have a chance to build a greener community one apple core at a time. The NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program, hosted by Build It Green! NYC (BIG!), sets up a weekly tent outside the Broadway N and Q train in Astoria on Tuesday mornings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The [...]

Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
South Terence M. Cullen 2/19/2013 at 10:39AM

Broad Channel is seeing blue. Nine workers from the Doe Fund, dubbed “the men in blue,” will help clean up a two-mile stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, as the island still continues to recover nearly four months after Sandy hit. The cleanup effort, which officially began on Friday, February 15, will run [...]

LIC residents blame parking problems on Manhattanites
LIC residents blame parking problems on Manhattanites
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/07/2013 at 9:04AM

Long Island City dwellers have circled the block for the last time. Residents of the rapidly-developing district, sick of searching for scarce parking, blame Manhattanites for using the neighborhood with lax street-side laws as their personal parking lot. “It’s a convenient place for those living or working in Manhattan to leave their cars for the [...]

Carl Berner, Middle Village civic leader, dies days before 111th birthday
Carl Berner, Middle Village civic leader, dies days before 111th birthday
News Maggie Hayes 1/15/2013 at 12:14PM

Carl Berner was someone Middle Village residents affectionately remember as a civic leader, a Mr. Fix-It, and someone who put his community before himself. Berner died Monday, January 7 at 110 years old. He was born on January 27, 1902, and just missed his 111th birthday. “If you needed something, anything, with plumbing or even your [...]

Christmas tree collection to begin today
News Billy Rennison 1/02/2013 at 9:55AM

The presents have been opened, the stockings unstuffed and the time is coming to take down the decorations and dispose of your Christmas tree. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will collect the Christmas trees that have been placed curbside.  All trees should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands. The program [...]