The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) began a residential trash containerization pilot program.

This program allows residents in select neighborhoods to use shared curbside containers to dispose of their trash. These containers are monitored and cleaned on a regular basis.

Pilot Area and Timeline

Currently, the pilot area is only in Hamilton Heights. The exact area includes 142 Street to 144 Street and 146 Street to 153 Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue (including Hamilton Place).

As of August 14, 2023 trash collection on these 12 blocks in the pilot area increased to six days a week (Monday through Saturday).

On September 11, 2023, DSNY installed shared containers in the pilot area, except on 142 Street.

Using the Containers

Once the containers are on these blocks, residents can place their bagged trash into the container daily as needed. 

These shared containers will be for residential trash only, not recycling.

Recycling Service

There is no change to the recycling service in the pilot area. Recycling will still be collected on Fridays. 

Residents must still set out recycling on the curb Thursdays after 8 PM if using bags or after 6 PM if using an individual bin with a secure lid.

Learn more about the residential trash containerization pilot program.

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