NEW YORK—Trash has been piling up on the streets of New York City since last Sunday’s blizzard. According to the Department of Sanitation, collection of garbage bags and bins will resume on Jan. 3 for those who normally receive curbside pickup. The pickup will include Christmas trees but not recycling.
Collection was suspended last week to ensure that streets could be plowed and salted. Garbage has not been picked up since Dec. 24.
Sanitation staff has already been emptying litter baskets on street corners throughout the city and emptying garbage dumpsters at large housing complexes, said Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty.
He added that garbage bags and containers should be dug out from under the snow, so that crews could access them.
“The cleanup will take some time, but we are pleased to be able to resume providing this essential service to the public,” Doherty said.
Residents should call 311 to report snow or ice conditions.