How Easy Is It to Schedule a Recycle Pickup in NYC?


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Residents of New York City are not required to schedule recycling pickups. The city's Department of Sanitation provides residential collection of recycling material. The collection schedule is available through the department's website at NYC.gov.

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Residents are to place their recycling items at the curb after 4 p.m. on the day before the scheduled pickup. Residents must remove empty containers from the curb by 9 p.m. on the collection day if the pickup occurs before 4 p.m. If collection is done after 4 p.m., residents have until 9 a.m. the following day to remove their containers.

The Department of Sanitation collects more than 10,500 tons of garbage and 1,760 tons of recycling material daily. It also is responsible for collecting garbage and removing litter, snow and ice on more than 6,000 miles of streets in New York City.

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