Were Closed Due To Storm Damage
Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced that the department is re-opening the Household Special Waste Drop-Off sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, which had been closed since late October because of storm damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The sites have been re-opened to accept only non-commercial special waste generated by city residents with a valid state motor vehicle registration and license-both with New York City addresses-for such items as tires, motor oil and filters, fluorescent light tubes, transmission fluid, household and auto batteries, and latex paint.
“Sanitation workers who were collecting storm debris will be redeployed to the Household Special Waste Drop-Off sites in these boroughs,” Doherty said. “The department sees the reopening of these sites as just one more indication of New York City returning to normal.”
The Queens drop-off site is located in College Point on 30th Avenue between 120th and 122nd streets. The Brooklyn location is ad- jacent to the DSNY Brooklyn 11 garage on Bay 41st Street and Gravesend Bay south of Shore Parkway.
The drop-off sites are open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., with exception of the last Saturday each month. During those weeks, the sites are open on the last Friday of the month to accommodate Sabbath observers.
For more information, call 311 or visit the Department of Sanitation website at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.