No littering, curbside composting or recycling collection on Presidents Day, Monday, February 21


GARBAGE CONTAINER in Norwood, Bronx on September 4, 2020.
Photo by Sile Moloney

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has announced that on Presidents Day there will be no garbage collection, curbside composting or recycling on Monday February 21.

  • Residents who normally receive Collection of household garbage or composting at the curb on Mondays can drop off their material at the curb between 4 p.m. and midnight on Monday evening, for collection starting on Tuesday. However, DSNY officials said delays were to be expected, as is often the case after holidays and winter storms. They added that they appreciate the patience of New Yorkers as they work to recover the backlog of material.
  • Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection must drop off their equipment at the curb between 4 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, February 27, to be picked up on Monday, February 28.

According to DSNY, residents should note that this advice is given ahead of the holidays and Mother Nature can be unpredictable at this time of year. Thus, snow removal operations could potentially take place on Monday, depending on the weather. They ask New Yorkers to refer to the DSNY website or social media for updated operational information.

For questions about sanitation services and holiday hours, contact 311 or visit