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NYC Hiring Snow Laborers

NYC Needs Emergency Snow Laborers! Sign up now to be an emergency snow laborer and help to remove snow and ice from bus stops, step streets, and other locations throughout the city this winter. Interested? Please click here to view Emergency Snow Laborer Job Flyer with registration locations. Apply weekdays from 7AM until 3PM. Snow laborers will be contacted when needed, and will be paid $15.00 per hour, and $22.50 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week. Click here to see additional jobs posted on CB14′s website.

DSNY Leaf Collection

The Department of Sanitation will collect fall leaves for composting on Sunday, November 27th. Click here to see DSNY’s Leaf Collection flyer with locations to buy & get free leaf bags! Leaves should be set out in paper leaf bags or unlined containers beginning at 4 PM on the Saturday before collection. Please continue reading this post & follow the DSNY guidelines below to ensure your leaves are collected. (more…)

Passover Sanitation Collection

Note to Residents: DSNY encourages residents to place additional refuse out for pick up as early as possible. All refuse must be placed out no later than 11 AM on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commence at sundown on Friday, April 22, 2016. The plan provides for additional collection services. Click the map at left to view the collection schedule or continue reading this post for additional information. (more…)

No Garbage/Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on New Year’s Day

In observance of New Year’s Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Friday, January 1. Collection days have been rescheduled and DSNY will work to collect all material as quickly as possible. For residents with normal Friday garbage and/or recycling collection:

Garbage Collection: Residents should place their garbage out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Friday, January 1 for collection.

Recycling Collection: Residents should place their recycling material (paper, metal, glass and plastic) out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 7 for collection. (more…)

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

Curbside Collection: Monday, January 4th – Friday, January 15th

Residents should remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees before they are put out for collection. Clean, non-bagged Christmas trees that are left on the curb between Monday, January 4 and Friday, January 15, 2016 will be chipped, mixed with leaves, and recycled into rich compost for the city’s parks, institutions, and community gardens.

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Sanitation Regulations for Home & Business Owners

Residential and commercial property owners are required to clean and sweep all sidewalks (including tree pits, grass strips, etc.) and gutters (18″ into the street) bordering their property.

Sweepings (including all leaves, litter, etc.) must be deposited into suitable collection containers and set out for pick-up on the appropriate collection day by the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), if residential; or a commercial carter, if from a business.

Please note your location’s Alternate Side Sweeping days & times and ensure that all leaves and other debris have been removed up to 18″ into the street, as well as from the sidewalk. A large amount of uncollected leaves or litter left in gutters may clog street sweeping vehicles and therefore may not be swept.

Property owners may not use public litter baskets to dispose of residential or commercial waste.

Landscapers and yard services are not permitted to dispose of bagged yard waste by placing it at the curb for DSNY collection. NYC’s Yard Waste Composting Law requires landscapers to bring leaf and yard waste to a composting facility.

Property owners are also invited to compost leaf and yard waste, rather than setting it out for collection. For the nearest compost collection site, please click here.

Branches, sticks, twigs, mulch chips, firewood, and other woody debris that is ½ inch or more in diameter may not be placed out for collection by DSNY in Brooklyn. Residents must schedule an appointment to dispose of organic wood with the Department of Parks & Recreation by calling the Community Board office, 311 or via www.nyc.gov/parks.

To read the full text of NYC’s Sanitation Rules & Regulations, please click here.

No Garbage Collection or Street Cleaning on Veterans Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that in observance of Veterans Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. For more information, (more…)

No Garbage or Recycling Collection on November 3

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2015. For more information, (more…)

No Sanitation Collection – Monday, October 12th

There will be no refuse, organics or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day. In addition, all administrative offices will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of the holiday. For additional information on alternate collection dates & times, please click below. (more...)

DSNY Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

The Department of Sanitation has announced the holiday garbage collection schedule for July 3rd & 4th, in observance of Independence Day. Details regarding changes to garbage, recycling and organics collection, and street cleaning are provided below. (more…)

E-Waste Recycling Events

As of January 1st, 2015, NYC residents are required to recycle electronic items. Several local Spring E-Waste Recycling Events are listed below. Information about other events located citywide can be found on DSNY’s Safe Disposal website and on the LES Ecology Center’s Event Calendar. (more…)

Autumn Leaf Composting & Disposal

Due to budget cuts, the NYC Department of Sanitation’s leaf and yard waste composting collection program is suspended until further notice. When the leaf and yard waste composting collection program is reinstated, residents in yard waste collection districts, including Brooklyn Community District 14, will receive a mailer detailing the collection dates and proper set out for leaf composting.  During the suspension, leaves and yard waste will be collected with regular household refuse on regularly scheduled refuse collection days. (*Paper lawn & leaf bags may not be used during the suspension, since leaves and yard waste are collected as regular trash. Residents and institutions must use either opaque plastic bags or rigid containers to set out leaf and yard waste for Sanitation collection, since they are handled as regular trash.)

DSNY heartily encourages composting leaves and other yard waste wherever possible, by raking leaves into a pile and letting nature do its work. Continue reading below for a list of Composting Locations in Brooklyn Community District 14 For composting guidelines and to find out about community gardens that accept bagged leaves from the public (in paper or clear plastic bags without twigs or trash,) keep reading below (for CD14 locations) or contact the NYC Compost Project or visit  www.NYCLeaves.org to find out more about leaf collection programs around the city.

It is illegal for landscapers to dispose of yard waste by placing it at the curb for DSNY collection. According to NYC’s Yard Waste Composting Law, violators will be subject to escalating fines. This law requires landscapers to bring leaf and yard waste to a composting facility.   If you have any questions about how to dispose of leaves or yard waste, call 3-1-1 or contact the Community Board District Office at 718-859-6357.  (more…)

Sanitation Worker Positions Available

The Department of Sanitation will be offering the NYC Sanitation Worker written exam in February of 2015, the first exam offered in seven years. The filing period opens on October 1st and extends through October 31st, 2014. These positions offer great pay, benefits & advancement opportunities. Apply today or pass along this information to anyone who might be interested in a career as a New York City Sanitation Worker. Click Here to see the flyer.  To see a list of Sanitation Worker FAQ’s, Click Here & to watch a video about the application process, Click Here. Visit www.nyc.gov/examforjobs to apply. DSNY will also be hiring for seasonal Snow Laborer positions beginning in October. Call 311 and asked to be connected to your local Sanitation garage for more information.

*NOTE: Are you looking for a job or do you know someone who is?  Click Here to visit CB14′s Jobs & Training Resources webpage! We update this page regularly and post job openings & training program information. Check back frequently for new postings!

Garbage Pickup Suspended on Labor Day

Community Notice: There will be no Garbage, Recycling, Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014.

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has announced that in observance of Labor Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Monday, September 1, 2014.  Residents who normally receive Monday garbage and organics collection should place their trash and organic materials out at curbside after 5 p.m. on Monday, September 1 for pickup.  Residents receiving Monday recycling collection should place their items curbside, after 5 p.m, on Sunday, September 7 for pickup on Monday, September 8. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of the holiday.  For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, contact 311 or visit the DSNY website at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.  Click the link to view the DSNY Collection & Holiday Schedule.

2014 Passover Sanitation Collection Schedule

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has once again approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commences at sundown on Monday, April 14, 2014. The plan provides for an additional collection.

Please click here to see a map of the collection schedule.

For areas with regular pick up on Tuesday/Friday or Wednesday/Saturday the plan provides for an additional collection on Monday, April 14th.

For areas with regular pick up on Monday/Thursday the plan provides for an additional collection on Friday, April 11th.

The additional Monday recycling collection will take place from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 AM. Therefore all recycling materials must be placed at curbside on the evening of Sunday, April 13th for collection on Monday, April 14th.

All regular refuse materials, including Chometz, should be placed at curbside no later than 11:00 AM on Monday, April 14th. The use of plastic bags for these special collections is strongly suggested. Department of Sanitation policy requires a special appointment for removal of discarded refrigerators and/or air conditioners. Arrangements can be made by calling 311 or by visiting their web site, www.nyc.gov/sanitation prior to the week of April 7th to ensure pickup before the holiday. It is important to prepare early and utilize the regular sanitation services the week before for bulk items in order to avoid an excessive volume of debris that could impede planned schedules. All mattresses placed out for collection must be sealed in plastic. Failure to do so will result in a summons.

Special thanks to the Department of Sanitation Brooklyn South Borough Superintendent Damiano Cassiano, Deputy Chief Daniel Stine, District Superintendent Rosario Marrone, as well as our local elected officials for their assistance in developing the plan. If you have any questions regarding the Passover supplementary schedules, please call the Community Board 14 District Office at 718-859-6357 during the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Winter Weather Advisory

With winter storms bearing down on New York City, keep up to date with National Weather Service storm warnings and keep reading below for tips from city agencies to keep you safe, along with reminders about your responsibilities as a city resident. (more…)

Upcycle Your Electronics

The community is invited to participate in Upcycle FestTM! Bring outdated electronics to Prospect Park and drop them into the designated trucks where they will find a new life after being Upcycled. For more information, Click Here to visit the website or call 718-444-8816 for more information.

DATES: Monday, October 28, 2013,
TIMES: 8am – 2pm
LOCATION: (Walk-Up): 3rd Street Entrance off Prospect Park West or Grand Army Plaza safety zone or Bartel Pritchard Lot
LOCATION: (Drive-Up): Willink Entrance (more…)

Brooklyn SAFE Disposal Event

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 10 AM – 4 PM
WHERE: Prospect Park, Park Circle (At the corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW)
WHAT: The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding five SAFE Disposal Events this spring (one in each borough) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products including electronics, batteries, paints, solvents, auto parts & fluids, medications and more. Visit www.nyc.gov/safedisposal for more information. (more…)

Passover Sanitation Collection

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty has once again approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commences at sundown on Monday, March 25, 2013.

Click the links below for additional information:
Passover Sanitation Letter
Passover Sanitation Map

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Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The NYC Department of Sanitation will be conducting special collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees. Collections will take place beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2 - Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.  Residents are encouraged to put out their discarded trees at curbside as early as possible during the collection period. (more…)

CB14 Additional Passover Sanitation Collection Services

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty has once again approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commences at sundown on Friday, April 6, 2012. The plan provides for an additional collection.

For areas with regular pick up on Monday/Thursday or Wednesday/Saturday the plan provides for an additional collection on Friday, April 6th. For areas with regular pick up on Tuesday/Friday the plan provides for enhanced collection on Friday, April 6th. (Click on the map to see a larger image).

The additional/enhanced Friday recycling collection will take place from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 AM. Therefore all recycling materials must be placed at curbside on the evening of Thursday, April 5th for collection on Friday, April 6th.  The use of plastic bags for these special collections is strongly suggested.

All regular refuse materials, including Chometz, should be placed at curbside no later than 11:00 AM on Friday, April 6th.

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Special Passover 2011 Sanitation Collection Schedule

Dear Community Resident:

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty has once again approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commences at sundown on Monday, April 18, 2011. The plan provides for an additional collection on Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18thTo access the plan, click here.

Residents should call 311 to schedule a pick-up by the Parks Department of any tree branches and/or debris prior to the supplemental collection, since the agency will not remove tree debris. Additionally, Department of Sanitation policy requires a special appointment for removal of discarded refrigerators and/or air conditioners. Arrangements can be made by calling 311 or by visiting their web site, www.nyc.gov/sanitation, and prior to the week of April 14th to ensure pick-up before the holiday.

All mattresses placed out for collection must be sealed in plastic.  Failure to do so will result in a summons.

It is important to prepare early and utilize the regular Sanitation services the week before for bulk items in order to avoid an excessive volume of debris that could impede planned schedules. The use of plastic bags for these special collections that will also include pick-up of recycling materials is strongly suggested.

Please note: All materials should be placed at curbside on Sunday, April 17 after 5 p.m. The cut-off for all pick-up including Chometz is 12 noon, Monday, April 18th.

House of Worship patrols have been coordinated by Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte and the 70th Precinct to provide additional Police coverage for religious facilities during the Passover and Easter Holy days.

Special thanks to the Department of Sanitation Borough Superintendent Thomas Killeen, Deputy Chief Rosario Romano, District Superintendent Daniel Stine, Commanding Officer of the 70th Precinct Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte, as well as our own local elected officials for their assistance in developing the plan.

If you have any questions regarding the Passover supplementary schedules, please call the Community Board 14 District Office at 718-859-6357 during the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM.

Sincerely,

Doris Ortiz
District Manager

No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on President’s Day, Monday, February 21st

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today that in observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, February 21, 2011. In addition, the Community Board 14 District office and all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 21st, in observance of the holiday.

Weather Emergency Declaration

The New York City Office of Emergency Management has just informed CB14 that a Weather Emergency Declaration has been issued.  The declaration states as follows:

At the direction of the Mayor, the public is hereby advised that significant snowfall has been forecast for the evening rush hour tonight, through tomorrow’s morning rush hour. The snow is forecast to taper off this afternoon before becoming more severe this evening and overnight.

1. The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving for the duration of the storm and until further directed, and to use public transportation wherever possible. If you must drive, use extreme caution. Information about any service changes to public transportation is available on the MTA website at http://www.mta.info/.

2. Any vehicle found to be blocking roadways or impeding the ability to plow streets shall be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

3. Effective immediately, alternate side parking, payment at parking meters and garbage collections are suspended citywide until further notice.

4. The Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Sanitation, and Transportation Commissioners will be taking all appropriate and necessary steps to preserve public safety and to render all required and available assistance to protect the security, well-being and health of the residents of the City.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Office Closed, No Garbage/Recycling or Street Cleaning on Monday, January 17th

In observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17th, the CB14 District Office will be closed.  Additionally, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning.

Residents who normally receive Monday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Monday after 4 P.M. for pickup.  Those receiving Monday recycling collection will not have their recycling picked up until the following Monday, January 24th.

Neighborhoods regularly receiving garbage or recycling collection on Tuesday should place their cans or bags out on Monday after 4 P.M., as normal.

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