The Department of Sanitation last week announced that special storm debris collections in neighborhoods hit hard by the storm will continue through the end of the year.
Sanitation crews are providing pickups of bulky storm debris in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways, as well as southern Brooklyn and Staten Island, on the day preceding each of their regularly scheduled refuse collection days.
Therefore, if your scheduled trash collection day is a Monday, you should place out storm debris on Saturday evening for Sunday collection. These special storm debris collections will end on Dec 31, and starting Jan. 2, regular pickup schedules will resume in all of the areas and bulk items will be collected on regularly scheduled refuse collection days.
While the Sanitation Department does remove non commercial waste from homeowners engaged in small projects, those who are undertaking large projects should arrange for their own Dumpster by contacting a private rubbish removal service.
The department has been praised for its response to Sandy.