Over the past few weeks, Councilman David G. Greenfield has been working with officials from various city agencies and community organizations including the Department of Sanitation, Fire Department and Police Department, Shomrim, Chaveirim, Hatzolah and the local community boards, including Community Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein and District Manager Wolf Sender, to ensure that all necessary preparations for Pesach are in place, including expanded trash and recycling collection schedules.
In order to serve the needs of local residents celebrating Pesach, the Sanitation Department will place large dumpsters at six locations in Borough Park at midnight Thursday that will be available until sundown Friday. In addition, trash and recycling collection for all residents of Community Board 12 will start at midnight Thursday and continue through the night and following day until sundown Friday. Residents of Community Board 14 will have additional recycling collection on Friday from midnight to 8 a.m. and trash collection for all materials, including Chometz refuse, starting at 11 a.m. Friday.
“I’m working with the appropriate city agencies to make sure Pesach is enjoyed by everyone and that the preparation doesn’t result in any major quality of life issues for local families. The NYPD, FDNY and Sanitation Department have done a great job in recent years in responding to the needs of our community, and I’m confident that they are ready again this year. My thanks to the representatives and officials from all groups and agencies that worked hard to put a plan in place to make sure the Pesach celebrations are safe and memorable for all,” said Greenfield.
Dumpsters will be available for disposal of household items at the following locations: 50th Street and 9th Avenue; 41st Street and 12th Avenue; 45th Street and 14th Avenue; 53rd Street and 14th Avenue, 48th Street and 15th Avenue and 55th Street and 18th Avenue. In addition, the FDNY is working with Greenfield and the local community to have 33 sites set up for the burning of the Chometz. For more information or questions regarding issues including trash collection or specific fire locations, contact Greenfield’s district office at (718) 853-2704.
(YWN Desk – NYC)