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You can report excessively noisy garbage trucks.

The City's response depends on if the vehicle is a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) truck or a private carter truck.

You can identify a truck’s owner by its color. While all DSNY garbage trucks are white, garbage trucks of any other color are private carters.

You can report noise from a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) garbage truck. DSNY trucks are always white.

What You Need

Contact information is required.

It’s also helpful if your report includes:

  • What’s causing the noise
  • The truck number or vehicle plate number
  • The days and times the truck is noisy

You can report noise from a private garbage truck but not noise from employees.

What You Need

If possible, provide:

  • A description of the truck
  • The license plate number
  • The times the noise occurs

You must provide your contact information for action to be taken on your complaint.

Picture or Video Attachments

Picture or video attachments may be used for informational purposes only. A condition must be observed in person by a DEP inspector for a summons or Commissioner's order to be issued.

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