NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Announcement: All Businesses Must Containerize Trash Starting March 1st

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Feb 7, 2024

The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is implementing a new rule to send rats packing. Starting March 1st, all businesses in NYC must use rigid containers with secure lids when setting out trash for collection.

This rule applies to ALL business in New York City that set out waste on the curb. Any perishable material (trash or organic material) must be in a bin with a secure lid when set out on the curb for collection. This requirement does not apply to businesses that have waste collected from a loading dock.

Businesses that place waste on the curb have two options:

  • If using bins with secure lids, place at the curb up to 1 hour before closing.
  • If using bags, place at the curb after 8:00 PM.

Make sure you’re in compliance by clicking through to the DSNY website for complete rule details.

Additionally, DSNY is hosting a series of one-hour information sessions on this new rule through March 25th. You can register for one of these sessions by clicking on a date & time below:

Friday, March 15, 10:00 AM (Spanish)

Tuesday, March 19, 3:00 PM (Mandarin/Cantonese)

Monday, March 25, 5:00 PM

Header & Thumbnail Photo CreditNYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

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