What to Do When You Miss NYC Recycling Days

What to Do When You Miss NYC Recycling Days

 

We’re all human, which means some things will inevitably fall through the cracks created by the frantic pace of metropolitan life. When NYC recycling days slip your mind, you’re left with garbage to manage until the next pickup. DSNY missed pickup reports were also up an astounding 26% for the first seven months of 2016, creating a particularly messy situation.

 

Dealing with Missed NYC Recycling Days

 

Citizens serviced by DSNY can file a missed pickup complaint as early as 8 AM on the morning following regularly scheduled pickup, and sanitation crews are supposed to respond within 1 to 2 business days. This is only applicable if DSNY failed to collect recycling, however, and complaints cannot be filed if the missed pickup was due to a suspension during holidays or city emergencies.

If you’ve simply forgotten to get your recycling to the curb between 4 PM and midnight the evening before scheduled pickup, you can’t complain that municipal sanitation services missed a pickup, either. So, what do you do when space is at a premium and bags of debris are starting to pile up in your living space?

If you have access to a truck, it can be tempting to load up your recycling debris to drop off yourself. Special waste drop-off sites managed by DSNY accept only the following items, though:

  • Electronics covered by the NY disposal ban
  • 5 gallons or less of latex paint
  • up to 10 quarts of motor oil or transmission fluid
  • up to two motor oil filters
  • CFLs and fluorescent light bulbs
  • up to two mercury-containing devices
  • up to four passenger car tires

Household recycling debris is not accepted at special waste drop-off sites and you will not be allowed to enter the site if your vehicle has a commercial license plate. You must show a valid driver’s license and registration if you’re driving, or a photo ID and proof of residency if you arrive on foot. DSNY advises that locations may not be immediately visible and that officials are only available to provide informational assistance. Special waste drop-off sites are do-it-yourself, so it’s wise to wear gloves and work clothes.

 

Quick and Easy Recycling Management

 

Who has time to track down drop-off locations and secure transportation for a relatively small amount of household recycling refuse? Since special waste centers are only designated to accept certain hazardous materials, you could theoretically spend hours just trying to locate the nearest recycling center.

At Jiffy Junk, we’re committed to minimizing the environmental impact of waste management while providing full-service white-glove collection for residents of all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We’ll come to your home or place of business to collect your missed recycling, then take it to the appropriate location. You don’t even have to take it to the curb; we’ll collect it all for you. There’s no need to spend valuable time and effort attempting to file missed pickup complaints or trying to find a recycling center that will allow you to drop off your own household recycling waste.

 

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