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The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) hires temporary snow laborers to remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and other locations throughout the City.

You can register to be a snow laborer if you are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Able to perform heavy physical labor

To register, go to any DSNY garage or select Department of Transportation (DOT) garages and bring:

  • Two small photos (1.5 inch square)
    • The photos must be the same style as those used for a passport.
  • Social security card
  • Two forms of identification (original and copy), such as:
    • Driver license
    • Passport
    • School photo ID
    • IDNYC card

Pay is $15 per hour and increases to $22.50 per hour after working 40 hours a week. Payment is made by check and normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks, but it can take up to 12 weeks.

You can register at Department of Sanitation (DSNY) garages. They are open Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM, except on City holidays.

Bring the required registration documents with you.

Use Site Finder to search for a DSNY Garage.

You can register at select Department of Transportation (DOT) garages. They are open Monday to Saturday from 7 AM to 3 PM.

Bring the required registration documents to one of the following locations:

Flatbush Yard
2900 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Bronx Yard
258th Street and Mosholu Avenue
Bronx, NY

Long Island City
5-40 44th Drive
Queens, NY 11101

Kew Loop Yard
78-88 Park Drive East
Flushing, NY 11367

Harper Street Yard
32-11 Harper Street
Queens, NY 11368

If you haven't been paid by the City after 12 weeks, send a letter to:

Department of Sanitation
Central Correspondence Unit
59 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038

The letter should have the following information:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Dates and times worked
  • Name of garage you worked out of