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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…)

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.

Update on Snow Removal and Refuse/Recycling Collections

The Department of Sanitation has just delivered CB14 an update on snow removal and refuse/recycling collection efforts:

The New York City Department of Sanitation continues to have a snow operation in effect following the most recent 12 inch snowfall.

Refuse and recycling collection service will resume this evening, Wednesday, January 12th at 7 PM. The DSNY will resume where collection service left off when the storm began, with those areas scheduled for Tuesday collection service. Moving forward, residents should place their refuse and recyclables out the evening before their regularly scheduled collection day, though there will be some delays. Residents are asked to clear snow from material placed out for collection so it can be seen and serviced by collection crews.

Update on Limited Refuse Collections Starting January 3rd

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today that it will resume limited garbage collection around the city on Monday, January 3rd.

Those who normally receive Monday collections should place all of their garbage bags, pails and containers out at curbside on Sunday night. 

The Department will not be collecting recyclables until further notice.  Residents can also place out their discarded Christmas trees for pickup.

Residents are asked to clear a path for Sanitation crews to collect the garbage. If bags and pails are buried under the snow, they should be dug out so crews can have access to them.  Trucks have already been out emptying litter baskets around the city.

Finally, Sanitation trucks have started to collect garbage dumpsters from housing developments across the city and other trucks will be making garbage pickups at other large apartment buildings.

Alternate Side Parking Suspended Monday, January 3rd; Metered Parking Rules In Effect

From the NYC Department of Transportation: Alternate side parking rules are suspended for Monday, January 3rd for snow removal. Parking meters still must be paid.

Alternate Side Parking & Metered Parking Regulations Suspended Through January 2nd

The NYC Department of Transportation has announced that alternate side parking and parking meter regulations have been suspended for Thursday, December 30th for snow removal, and also on Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st due to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

CB14 District Manager Surveys Impact of Blizzard 2010

CB14 District Manager Doris Ortiz joined Department of Sanitation personnel in surveying the impact of Blizzard 2010 on Community District 14.   As of Tuesday afternoon, major progress has been made on primary roads such as Coney Island Avenue and Ocean Avenue.  Plowing has begun on commercial streets such as Avenue J and Avenue M.  There is still a tremendous amount of plowing that has to be done on side streets.  The Mayor announced earlier today that most of the City’s streets should be plowed by Wednesday evening the latest.

As always, if you have not seen a plow down your street, contact the CB14 District Office at 718-859-6357 or info@cb14brooklyn.com, and we will follow up with the Department of Sanitation.

UPDATE: Sanitation Temporarily Towing Cars for Snow Removal

CB14 has learned that the Department of Sanitation has begun temporarily towing vehicles parked unattended in the middle of streets that need to be plowed.   They will only be temporarily moved within the vicinity, and once the plow finishes with the street, the vehicle will be placed back in the vicinity.  We appreciate your cooperation with this matter to assist with the City’s overall snow removal effort.

Update on Blizzard 2010 Response

Taken 12/28/2010 8:58 AMCB14 is working hard to ensure the City of New York and the Department of Sanitation clears as much snow as possible so life can return to normal in our district.  There are a few ways you can assist us during this emergency:

UPDATED: Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspended Monday, December 27th

The City has suspended alternate side parking rules for Monday 12/27 for snow removal. Parking tickets will not be issued for parking meters on Monday, December 27th (announced as of 12/27/10).

Sanitation Suspends Refuse and Recycling Pickup To Clear City of Snow

In order to ensure that all city streets are plowed and salted throughout the current blizzard, the Department of Sanitation has announced that all scheduled refuse and recycling pickups will be suspended citywide.  Announcements will be made when curbside pickups will resume.

New Recycling Laws for Larger Multiple Dwellings Take Effect

The New York City Department of Sanitation began issuing recycling violations pursuant to the new recycling law, Local Law No. 34 of 2010.

Local Law No. 34, signed by Mayor Bloomberg last month, establishes two tiers for fines based on the number of units in a building, and increases fines for larger apartment buildings, and commercial, and industrial buildings.  First time fines for smaller residential buildings (1 to 8 units) remain the same at $25 for a first time offense, $50 for a second offense, and $100 for a third and subsequent violation in a 12-month period.  An owner of a 1 to 8 unit residential building can never be deemed a persistent violator (which allows for the imposition of fines on a per bag basis).

The fines for larger apartment buildings (9 or more units), commercial and industrial buildings are now set at $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation and $400 for a third and subsequent violation in a 12-month period.  The law allows for a person committing a fourth and subsequent violation within a period of six months to be classified as a persistent violator who shall be subject to a civil penalty of $400 for each violation. For persistent violators only, each container or bag containing solid waste (non-recyclable materials) that has not been source separated or placed for collection in a manner consistent with DSNY’s recycling rules, shall constitute a separate violation, provided that no more than twenty (20) separate violations are issued on a per bag or per container basis during any twenty-four hour period.

New Recycling Rules for Larger Multiple Dwellings (30KB) PDF

For more information and complete list of violations covered under Local Law No. 34, visit our website at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.

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

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 Saturday, December 25, 2010.  In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 24th, in observance of the holiday.

Residents who normally receive Saturday garbage and recycling collection should place their garbage and recycling out at curbside Sunday, December 26th after 4 P.M. for pickup.

Sanitation Commissioner Doherty: “Give More, Waste Less”

New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty recently distributed the following column in anticipation of the upcoming holidays:

GIVE MORE, WASTE LESS
Let’s Celebrate the Holidays, While Protecting the Environment!

By John J. Doherty, Commissioner of Sanitation

‘Tis the season… to celebrate and exchange gifts! And this year, as you enjoy the holidays, remember that you can make them the brightest ever by giving thoughtful gifts that cheer the heart and do not come at the expense of the environment. (more…)

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