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Old 08-04-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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I recently moved to Brooklyn from Houston and have no idea how the trash pickup works here. I know what days it is picked up, but all the trash cans for my walk up apartment are chained up behind the gate. I noticed others are also chained up/together. Also, the trash cans do not appear to be standardized in any way. Do the garbage men come and dump out your garbage from behind the fence/gate? Sorry if I sound totally clueless, but this is all new to me.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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There's nothing special you have to do. Just put your trash in the can, and the Department of Sanitation will take care of everything else.

(LOL...it never occurred to me that chaining up the cans might be seen as unusual, but then again, I'm a native-born Brooklynite. That helps prevent theft--yeah, it happens here!--and also empty cans being blown around if it gets windy.)
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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There's nothing special you have to do. Just put your trash in the can, and the Department of Sanitation will take care of everything else.

(LOL...it never occurred to me that chaining up the cans might be seen as unusual, but then again, I'm a native-born Brooklynite. That helps prevent theft--yeah, it happens here!--and also empty cans being blown around if it gets windy.)
Thanks for the reply Fred, well that makes it really easy. It seems like a lot of extra work for the DoS though.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:42 PM
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Location: Atlanta, Ga
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There's nothing special you have to do. Just put your trash in the can, and the Department of Sanitation will take care of everything else.

(LOL...it never occurred to me that chaining up the cans might be seen as unusual, but then again, I'm a native-born Brooklynite. That helps prevent theft--yeah, it happens here!--and also empty cans being blown around if it gets windy.)
LOL I wnet through something similar when I moved to Atlanta. Here and Im guessing in most of the south you have to pay for garbage pickup and you rent your can from the garbage co....which was crazy to me because the garbage comes out of your taxes in NY....moving to a different place definitely teaches you alot
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Ask the building super ,also some part's of bklyn. Have what they call gate work meaning the sanitation worker's go behind the gate's in front of the building for the garbage most of the city is curb pickup,next time the sanitation truck come's down your block watch them ,hope this help's you,good luck in new york .
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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I presume you are a renter?

If so, then your super or building attendant will deal with the trash. You simply need to place your trash in the proper cans/bins whatever.

On trash day, the super will move the cans/bins to the sidewalk curb. NYC sanitation will take the trash away, and the super will move the cans/bins back.
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