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The City hires temporary snow laborers to remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and other locations throughout the City.

You can register weekdays between 7 AM and 3 PM at any Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and select Department of Transportation (DOT) garages. Garage locations are available when registration is open.

In order to register, you must be:

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

To register, you must 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). Examples include:
    • 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 have not been paid by the City after more than 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