Southern Brooklyn

Video: Sanitation Dept. Answers Community Questions


Department of Sanitation Community Affairs Officer Iggy Terranova attended last night’s Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association meeting, answering questions from the public about sanitation laws and keeping the neighborhood clean.

Do you know that lids are required when you put your garbage can out (but that there are ways around it)? Or that you’re responsible for cleaning 18 inches into the street in front of your home? How about challenging fees without going downtown? Terranova responded to a battery of questions, and also explained how New York City’s Strongest can help you settle garbage-related disputes with your neighbors. Watch to video to find out more.

Got a problem you’d like to see dealt with? Terranova is available by phone at (646) 885-4503 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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  1. How is 6:00 A.M. during the day? Especially for noisy garbage trucks picking up garbage!

  2. Thanks, I will use the e-mail.
    Code 16-120(a) covered receptacles.. Fine $100 first and 2nd offenses $300 3rd and subsequent offenses.
    What is the way out because the way I see it, there’s money in them there hills.
    A large portion of street trash is blown out of uncovered recyclables.

  3. I spoke with Iggy this morning. Very nice persona and helpful.
    On three issues I was advised how to properly handle and what departments needed to be contacted.
    The poor soul is going on vacation next week but said he will be of assistance with any issues when he returns.

  4. Hmm, if the mattress company is obligated to cart away old mattresses then your new mattress is being delivered in a truck that may contain bedbugs, and couldn’t bedbugs hitch a ride on the outer wrap of your new mattress right into your house? Scary.


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