Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Large items pickup can be arranged via 311

From the Queens Chronicle:

The Sanitation Department last Thursday announced the launch of a service that allows city residents to schedule pickups for bulky items such as sofas, mattresses and large wooden furniture.

Those looking to have items picked up can do so by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/bulk.

The service is designed for items larger than 4 by 3 feet that can be lifted by two workers and fit inside a Sanitation truck.

It does not apply to items that require special handling such as air conditioners, refrigerators, televisions or other electronics.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The city needs to get a move on the electronic disposal pickup, as the current situation is poor for those who don't drive.

JQ LLC said...

I always thought there was some unofficial social contract with sanitation as I keep seeing furniture by street corner garbage cans on busy avenues.

(sarc) said...

For electronics, I personally would never think about double extra heavy duty garbage bags...

Anonymous said...

How about used gambling machines?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the couch sitting on the side of the road in the Bronx for months. When they finally picked it up it was full of cocaine!

Good times!

Anonymous said...

Just a little "gift" from the Mayor before Election day. Wow! He's getting the DS to do their job. Now start picking up electronics.

Anonymous said...

So they're bringing this service back? I remember having to do this many years ago, call up for furniture. What a hassle. People who don't know about this might dump their mattresses and furniture someplace else if they can move it themselves...

Rita Cat said...

I was told to put couch out on recycling day. I did that and it was picked up. With rest of garbage-no special call needed

Anonymous said...

Sounds suspicious, coming from the deBlowsio regime.

I've always been able to put out bulk stuff on recycling day (same day of week before recycling started too). Is this "new" service now REQUIRED for bulk pickup? Or can you still put it out, like it's been done for decades?