Browsing: Sanitation

Sanitation Puddle at 7th Ave and President
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This is one survey every homeowner, business owner, and resident in the neighborhood should fill out, if only for a chance to fix all those corners you might have in your area that back up and flood every time it rains. The survey’s results will help inform the upcoming “City Speaks” forum series — the…

Events Electronic Waste Recyling
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Now that you can no longer leave electronics curbside for collection, you’ll need to figure out alternative ways to get rid of that ancient tube television. One option: an upcoming e-waste recycling event from the Lower East Side Ecology Center. This Sunday, January 18 from 10am-4pm (rain or shine), you can drop off both working and non-working electronics at…

Holiday Christmas Trees Trash Curbside Mulch Collection
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Want to make sure your Christmas tree becomes mulch, but don’t want to drag it to one of the MulchFest locations? If you live close to 4th Avenue, you’ve got a great alternative coming up this weekend. On Sunday, January 11 from 9-10:30am, GreenSpace on Fourth, the Park Slope Civic Council’s Forth on Fourth Avenue…

Holiday Christmas Tree Pile
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Now that we’re back to the daily grind following the holidays, it’s also time to consider how to grind up that Christmas tree. The city offers a couple of options that will take your tree and turn it into mulch, which will provide cover for trees around the five boroughs — though neighbors can also…

Sanitation Trash: TV works
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Beginning in 2015, New York will ban curbside disposal of certain electronic equipment, including computers, televisions, video game consoles, iPods, and more. Part of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which was enacted in 2010 with a goal of keeping potentially harmful electronics out of the waste stream and be recycled or…

Sanitation Clothing Donation Bin, Baltic & 5th
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The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – proposed by Councilman Vincent Gentile – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill allows the city to remove the bins immediately, fining first-time…

Events E-Waste: Electronics Recycling on 5th Ave
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Got old electronics gathering dust in your apartment? Toss them responsibly this Sunday, October 19 from 10am to 4pm, at the e-waste recycling event from the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which is happening as part of the Fall Civic Sweep from the Park Slope Civic Council. You can drop off both working and non-working electronics at J.J. Byrne…

Sanitation Clothing Donation Bin, Baltic & 5th
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While we wait for City Council to help eliminate clothing donation bins from being repeatedly, illegally placed on public sidewalks, our neighborhood continues to be a target for them, and for the mess they attract. The bin pictured above has been in front of an empty lot on Baltic, just off 5th Avenue, for a…

Sanitation Illegal Clothing Donation Bin
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It seems our area is a prime one for these for-profit clothing bins to be illegally placed on sidewalks. Another one was recently dropped on Degraw just off 4th Avenue, which has happened time after time, and was tagged by the Department of Sanitation for removal on July 24 — once tagged, the company has 30…

Events Electronic Waste Recyling
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Did you recently do a bunch of spring cleaning, and now you’ve got a pile of old electronics? Drop them off to be recycled this weekend at a Lower East Side Ecology Center recycling day, which is coming up on Saturday, June 21 from 10am-4pm on 5th Street at the corner of 6th Avenue. Here’s what they’ll accept:…

Sanitation Brad Lander Organics Recycling
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The expanded organic waste recycling pilot program starts in our area on Monday, May 19, on your regular garbage days. You’ll now be able to leave organic materials such as food waste, food-soiled paper, and yard waste at the curb, and the Department of Sanitation will collect them twice a week. New York City Department…

Events Shredded Paper
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Got a stack of papers with sensitive personal information sitting around that you’ve been meaning shred? This is the weekend to do it! Shred Fest, the city’s annual event to help New Yorkers prevent identity theft, is taking place at Prospect Park (the entrance at Prospect Park West and 3rd Street) on Sunday, May 18…

Animals Birds Over 4th Avenue
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Across the five boroughs, pigeons are wreaking havoc with their ample poop, but nobody complains about it more than Park Slopers. According to a piece in the Times, the most complaints to 311 about “unsanitary pigeon conditions” since 2010 have come from our neighborhood. And there is, apparently, a lot to complain about — they…

Sanitation Organics Collection Pilot Area Map, via nyc.gov
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In just over a month, you’ll be able to put your separated banana peels and coffee grounds curbside to be kept out of landfills and turned into compost instead. The expanded organics collection pilot program will begin picking up in parts of Park Slope beginning the week of May 19. According to the map, people…

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