You can report people misusing public litter baskets.
Litter baskets are for pedestrians to throw away light trash. These containers may not be used for household or commercial purposes. Businesses are required by law to dispose of waste by contracting with a private carter or by hauling their own waste to an authorized disposal site.
In order to file a complaint, you must provide:
- Where the garbage is coming from and where it is being disposed
- Timeframe and days of week when littering occurs
- Type of items being disposed
- The name of the business in cases where the basket is in front of a business
What Happens Next
The Department of Sanitation responds to this type of report in 3 to 7 business days.