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Alternate Side Parking Resumption

Alternate Side Parking Regulations will resume from Monday, May 18–Sunday, May 24, 2020 for a citywide clean sweep, after which suspensions will continue for another two weeks through Sunday, June 7, 2020 (with the exception of Thursday, May 21, 2020 and Sunday, May 24, 2020 for Solemnity of the Ascension and Eid Al-Fitr. The City may extend the suspension based on street cleanliness and workforce availability. Any New Yorker under isolation who has received a ticket can appeal to the Department of Finance and should provide medical documentation or testimony, which will be taken into consideration when their case is reviewed. For more information, click here.

Limited Extra Sanitation Collection for Passover

Due to the severity of the COVID-19 situation, community members are asked to start placing additional Passover related materials out for collection after 4pm the evening before their regular collection days ONLY starting Monday, March 23. If residents have large, non-recyclable items (larger than 4 ft. by 3ft.) to dispose of, a bulk collection appointment can be scheduled online at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/311-bulk-pickup-search.shtml or by calling 3-1-1. Please call Community Board 14 at 718-859-6357 or email info@cb14brooklyn.com if you do make a bulk collection appointment. CB14 will ensure that the BK14 Sanitation Supervisor is notified of all scheduled district bulk pick up requests.

NYC Plastic Bag Ban Begins March 1, 2020

On March 1, 2020, New York State’s law banning single-use plastic carryout bags takes effect. In New York City, businesses will be required to collect a 5-cent fee on paper carryout bags from customers. The ban and fee are efforts to reduce the use of wasteful single-use bags and their negative impact on the environment. SNAP or WIC users will not be charged any paper bag fees. Residents are encouraged to bring reusable bags to stores. Free reusable bags are available at Brooklyn Community Board 14 while supplies last. Please call CB14 at 718-859-6357 with any questions. For more information, visit NYC’s Plastic Bag Ban website.

DSNY Leaf Collection

Leaf season is here! The Department of Sanitation will be conducting the final special leaf collection for residents of Community Board 14 on Saturday, November 30th. Leaves and yard waste set out curbside in paper leaf bags or unlined bins after 4 PM on Saturday, November 30th for overnight collection. Leaves and yard waste will be composted into mulch.

Please note: Leaves, grass, branches, and yard clippings generated by hired professionals cannot be set out for curbside collection. Professionals must dispose of the materials they generate at a permitted composting facility. For more info on the DSNY annual leaf collection program, visit nyc.gov/leafcollection.

Passover Sanitation Collection Information

Image result for PASSOVER COLLECTION DSNYBrooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation 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 19, 2019. For more information, please click here.

No Sanitation Collection on President’s Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the New York City Department of Sanitation announced that there will not be garbage, organics or recycling collection, nor street cleaning, on Monday, February 18, 2019. Residents who normally receive Monday trash collection should place their materials at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, February 18 for collection. Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection should place their materials at curbside after 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 for collection starting Monday, February 25. The Brooklyn Community Board 14 district office will also be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of President’s Day.

Sanitation Services Suspended on Monday, Jan. 21

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no trash, recycling, or organics collection, nor street cleaning on Monday, January 21, 2019. Residents who normally receive Monday trash or organics collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, January 21. Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 27. For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, call the Community Board 14 office at 718-859-6357 or call 311 or visit nyc.gov/sanitation.

Sanitation Service Alert for New Year’s Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation will not be collecting trash, organics or recycling  on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Residents who normally receive Tuesday garbage / recycling collection should place their materials out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1 for collection beginning Wednesday, January 2. Please note that it is not unusual for collection times to be delayed or different after a holiday and during the winter season. (more…)

DSNY Special Leaf Collection: Saturday, Dec. 1st

The Department of Sanitation will be collecting leaves on Saturday, December 1st. Please set your leaves out in paper leaf bags or in an open, unlined bin after 4 PM for collection that evening or the following day. For more information, go to nyc.gov/leafcollection or click here to view DSNY flyer.

E-Waste Collection Service

We are pleased to announce that starting October 1, 2018, residents of Brooklyn Community District 14, as well as other districts in South and Central Brooklyn, can make an appointment online or by calling the Community Board 14 District Office to have their electronic waste picked up by the NYC Department of Sanitation. E-waste items that will be collected include televisions, computers, printers, cell phones, game consoles and more. Some items including air conditioners, appliances, batteries and light bulbs will not be accepted. For a map of the Brooklyn South collection area as well as the full list of electronic items that will be collected after 10/1/18, please click here. To schedule a pick-up, please call CB14 at 718-859-6357 or visit nyc.gov/electronics.

Passover Sanitation Collection

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, March 30, 2018. The plan provides for additional collection services.

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

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Fall Leaf Collection

The NYC Department of  Sanitation has announced two special leaf collection dates: Saturdays, November 11th & November 25th, 2017.

Instead of letting your leaves rot in a landfill, help DSNY turn them into compost! Residents should put leaves out at the curb after 4 PM on the two special pick-up dates in either in a paper lawn & leaf bag, or in an open, unlined container. The NYC Department of Sanitation will start collecting your leaves the next day. All leaves collected on special leaf pick up dates will be composted.  For more information, please visit nyc.gov/leafcollection or contact the CB14 District Office. Click Here to view DSNY Brooklyn Leaf Collection Flyer.

Holiday Sanitation Collection Schedule

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that there will be no garbage, recycling nor organics collection on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. However, there will be regular garbage, recycling and organics collection, on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, as the day falls on a week with two holidays.
Please click here to read the press release with more information.

Commercial Recycling Enforcement begins 8/1

Image result for zero waste nycBeginning August 1, 2017, business recycling rules will be enforced. Since 1992 all businesses in NYC have been required to separate recyclables from garbage. In 2016, DSNY simplified the business recycling rules to increase commercial recycling. These new rules require all businesses in NYC to recycle metal; glass bottles and jars; rigid plastics; beverage cartons; and paper and cardboard. Learn more about commercial recycling. Sign up for a free training, host a training, watch a webinar, and download signs and education materials at on.nyc.gov/zerowaste-business-resources

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 7, 2017. Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has approved additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commence at sundown on Monday, April 10, 2017. The plan provides for additional collection. Click here or on map image to see full-size collection map.

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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…)

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…)

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