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New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works annual schedule and information booklet is now available online at NewRochelleNY.com/DPW. The 2019 DPW booklet will be mailed to homes next week.
“Our annual brochure contains essential guidelines to keep New Rochelle clean and green,” said Public Works Commissioner Scott Pickup. “We pick up the materials curbside, but collection really begins with the everyday decisions made in homes and businesses. We’d like everyone to become familiar with our guidelines, and help us all to save time and money.”
The 2019 Information Booklet contains an easy-to-read flyer on recyclables along with important contact information for each bureau, guidelines on fall leaf and spring yard waste collection, stormwater management, sewer backups and more. Individual collection schedules for North and South End neighborhoods are also available online.
“We want to also remind everyone to ‘watch our backs” and put garbage and recycling in cans no larger than 32 gallons and weighing no more than 75 lbs.,” Pickup added. “And, please don’t ever use plastic bags for recycling- even those marked recyclable can get stuck in machinery.”
One final reminder is to “Slow Down to Get Around”. “The state has instituted a ‘do not pass’ law that protects the men and women who work in the street collecting refuse and recycling,” said Pickup. “Please be mindful of this responsibility and do not pass a vehicle while the yellow lights are engaged.”
The next two weeks will follow a holiday collection schedule:
Monday, December 24- Garbage and Trash NorthTuesday, December 25- HOLIDAY- No CollectionWednesday, December 26- Garbage and Trash SouthThursday, December 27- Garbage and Commingled NorthFriday, December 28- Garbage and Commingled South
Monday, December 31- Garbage and Trash NorthTuesday, January 1- Holiday- No Collection Wednesday, January 2- Garbage and Trash SouthThursday, January 3- Garbage and Paper NorthFriday, January 4- Garbage and Paper South
Normal collection will resume the week of January 7 with commingled recycling collected on Wednesday, January 9.For information regarding the DPW book call the Department of Public Works at 654-2130.