Businesses operating in residential buildings may qualify to have the Department of Sanitation collect their trash and recyclables.

Sanitation will charge you a fee based on the amount of waste.

To qualify for ProFee collection, professionals must have offices in houses or apartment buildings currently receiving Department of Sanitation service and must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be authorized by law to practice at a residential location that also serves as their home;
  • Be a licensed New York State dentist or doctor engaged in an individual or group practice on the first or second floor of an apartment building;
  • Be engaged in an occupation in the residential portion of a building that has been used for the same occupational purpose since December 15, 1961.

You can get more information about the program.


Learn more about ProFee collection and download an application.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

The non-refundable annual fee varies according to the average number of 20-gallon bags of solid waste (including recyclables) produced per week.

The fee schedule (inclusive of sales tax) is:

  • 1 to 5 bags per week: $329.13 per year
  • 6 to 10 bags per week: $611.56 per year
  • 11 to 15 bags per week: $893.98 per year
  • 16 to 20 bags per week: $1,176.41 per year

Current ProFee subscribers with a billing question or payment issue can get help over the phone.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

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