Department of Sanitation

Get a closer look at the city’s snow clearing budget
Get a closer look at the city’s snow clearing budget
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/04/2014 at 2:33PM

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) spends millions of dollars on salt each year to keep the city’s drivers from slipping and sliding. Millions more are spent in overtime for the men and women who clear the city’s roads.

More snow on its way to NYC
More snow on its way to NYC
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/04/2014 at 10:23AM

Another storm is set to strike the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday, just as the city is recovering from a significant snowfall that dropped around eight inches on the city Monda

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 [...]