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New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works annual schedule and information booklet will be mailed to homes this week and is now available online at NewRochelleNY.com/DPW.
“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 to save time and money.”
The 2018 Information Booklet contains an enhanced, 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. New this year are individual collection schedules for North and South End neighborhoods, downloadable through the following links:
Master Calendar: www.NewRochelleNY.com/CollectionMaster
North End Calendar: www.NewRochelleNY.com/CollectionNorthEnd
South End Calendar: www.NewRochelleNY.com/CollectionSouthEnd
“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 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 last week of December and first week of January will follow a holiday collection schedule:
Monday, December 25- HOLIDAY- No Collection
Tuesday, December 26- Garbage and Trash North
Wednesday, December 27- Garbage and Trash South
Thursday, December 28- Garbage and Commingled North
Friday, December 29- Garbage and Commingled South
Monday, January 1- Holiday- No Collection
Tuesday, January 2- Garbage and Trash North
Wednesday, January 3- Garbage and Trash South
Thursday, January 4- Garbage and Paper North
Friday, January 5- Garbage and Paper South
Normal collection will resume the week of January 8 with commingled recycling collected on Wednesday, January 10.
Residents who did not receive their booklet in the mail by December 27 should call the Department of Public Works at 654-2130