Department of Sanitation’s new trash rules expand to all businesses

All businesses in the Bronx are now required to use a lidded container to dispose of their garbage.

News 12 Staff

Mar 1, 2024, 11:10 AM

Updated 52 days ago

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The Department of Sanitation’s new rules for trash in New York City went into effect on Friday morning.
All businesses in the Bronx are now required to use a lidded container to dispose of their garbage.
DSNY says the first phase of the plan was rolled out last summer starting with food-based businesses.
Since then, New York City has seen a 6% decline in rat sightings, a 16% decline in rat mitigation zones and 68% decline in its residential containerization pilot zone.
Friday marks the second phase in a multipart roll out of the new trash plan. The commissioner of DSNY says it has mostly been a success.


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