In the past, New York City only recycled plastic with the numbers 1 and 2 at the bottom.  The City will now recycle rigid plastic. They are usually those detergent bottles and plastic toys. Please rinse them before placing them at the curb for recycling. It costs New York City $600,000 a year to export rigid plastics. Recycling them will save much needed dollars that could go to other services.


Department of Sanitation of New York City collects refuse and recycling in Holliswood at following dates.

Refuse collections on MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

Recycling collections on MONDAYS only    

Some of the legal requirements that apply to this Sanitation service require that
refuse must be in leak- proof receptacles with tightly fitting lids (as shown below) or in
securely tied heavy duty opaque plastic bags (as shown below). The refuse must be kept within the premises or at the rear of the premises until the time of collection; the
containers should not be placed out for collection earlier than 5 p.m. the day
before the scheduled collection and no earlier than 4 p.m. during the winter months
(October to April).

BarbageCan                         RefuseSacks

Please check the following website to obtain more information of WHAT TO RECYCLE WITH SANITATION. 

There are NO garbage or recycling collections on the following Department holidays:

Monday January 21, 2013 Martin Luther King Day
Monday February 18, 2013 President’s Day
Monday May 27, 2013 Memorial Day
Thursday July 4, 2013 Independence Day
Monday September 2, 2013 Labor Day
Monday October 14, 2013 Columbus Day
Monday November 11, 2013 Veteran’s Day
Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day

Your Civic Association approached the Department of Sanitation in an effort to have our recycling day changed from Monday. This request was motivated because a high incidence of holidays occurs on Monday. Some residents leave their recycling out for collection for the following Monday. This is the source of litter detracting from our neighborhood.

We were advised by the Department of Sanitation that this change would require rescheduling all or most of Queens’s neighborhoods. We were informed that Holliswood along with some other areas in Queens was selected because of its overall compliance with Sanitation regulations.