Trash containers, including garbage dumpsters, may only be placed on the sidewalk at specific times.
You may place trash containers out starting at 4 PM the evening before the collection day.
You may place trash containers out for collection 1 hour before an establishment closes if the private carter picks up after closing or within 2 hours of the actual collection if the private carter picks up during the day.
You can report items left in the street by residents and businesses.
Such items include:
- Trash bins
Sidewalk areas must also be free of objects that could impede pedestrian traffic.
Such objects include:
- Coin-operated rides
- Sandwich or A-frame signs
- Large sidewalks displays
Complaints are also accepted for garbage cans or bins chronically blocking the sidewalk. For garbage blocking the sidewalk, you must have the days of occurrence.
What Happens Next
The Department of Sanitation responds to this type of report in 3 to 7 business days.