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All Commercial Waste Must Be Containerized

Feb 5, 2024
All Commercial Waste Must Be Containerized

We applaud the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for its continued push for clean streets!

Starting March 1, 2024, all businesses in NYC must use bins with secure lids when setting out trash for collection. Businesses that do not use a bin with a secure lid will be FINED

Businesses must:

  •  Store bins inside or in a rear yard if possible. If space is not available, bins can be stored within three (3) feet of the building line when not set out for collection.
  •  Set bins out after 8:00 pm or an hour before closing.
  •  Maintain bins in a neat and orderly manner and always allow for a clear path of pedestrian travel on the sidewalk. 

For recycling, bins with secure lids can be set out at the curb 1 hour before closing, and clear bags can only be used after 8:00pm.

Interested in learning more? Join DSNY for a virtual information session about commercial containerization on:

Tuesday, February 6 at 11:00 AM  
Monday, February 12 at 3:00 PM (Spanish)
Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 AM
Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM (Mandarin/Cantonese)
Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 PM
Friday, March 15 at 10:00 AM (Spanish)
Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00 PM (Mandarin/Cantonese)
Monday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

For more information, visit the DSNY website or check out DSNY’s flyer.

Photo Credit: DSNY