Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
Enroll in DSNY’s Organics Collection Service
Instead of sending food waste, soiled paper, and yard waste to landfills, residents can turn them into compost and clean energy by joining NYC Sanitation’s curbside organics program!
All apartment buildings, nonprofits, city agencies, and community based organizations in Manhattan may be eligible for organics collection service. You simply need to request the program online [on.nyc.gov/request-organics] to receive free brown bins. Before receiving service, DSNY staff will work with individual buildings to develop site-specific plans; will provide training to building staff, develop outreach and maintenance strategies, and troubleshoot any issues with organics collection service.
For more info on the program visit nyc.gov/organics.
The DSNY does not collect any waste from commercial organizations.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club is the official Democratic Club for New York State's 74th Assembly District, Part D which is on the midtown east side of Manhattan in New York City. For the boundaries of the District, please see the map. Our members generally live within Part D which runs from 24th Street to 44th Street and includes all or part of the neighborhoods of Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Tudor City, Turtle Bay and the UN area.
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The City Housing Maintenance Code and State Multiple Dwelling Law require building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants. Building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days a year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designated as “Heat Season,” building owners are also required to provide tenants with heat under the following conditions:
- Between the hours of 6am and 10pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Between the hours of 10pm and 6am the inside temperature is required to be at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no longer any outside temperature requirement during these hours.
Tenants who are cold in their apartments should first attempt to notify the building owner, managing agent, or superintendent. If heat is not restored, the tenant should call the City’s Citizen Service Center at 311. For the hearing-impaired, the TTY number is 212-504-4115. The Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call 311 for non-dangerous individuals not presenting an immediate danger but clearly in need of mental health services. Be sure to obtain and retain your complaint number. In addition, if you ask to speak directly with social service providers you can direct them straight to the individual that needs assistance. This is an effective way to ensure that people living on the street get the services they need. When you direct the social service provider to someone on the street they are approached by one of the City’s service providers Common Ground or the Bowery Residents Coalition. These trained professionals engage potential clients and guide them to the services that they need to become more stable citizens and maybe even work towards transitioning out of homelessness. Callers with smartphones can download and use the 311 app, there is a category specifically to report a homeless person. When you make a complaint you can specify “Homeless Assistance”. For a basic non-criminal homeless person use the words: Street homeless, sleeping on the street, or homeless outreach. If you are calling 311 and use the words homeless encampment or abandoned building, it will be automatically bumped to the NYPD.
Community Board 6 has a dedicated committee, Community Board Housing, Homeless, and Human Rights Committee.
The City of New York and the State of New York have "right to shelter" provisions. These provisions are based on case law as well as State statues. These provisions state that “the aid, care and support of the needy are public concerns and shall be provided by the state and by such of its subdivisions….” This link to the Coalition for the Homeless’ website is a terrific resource for understanding the legal history: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/our-programs/advocacy/legal-victories/the-callahan-legacy-callahan-v-carey-and-the-legal-right-to-shelter/.
You can request a free bike rack from the City Department of Transportation (DOT).
CityRacks are free sidewalk bicycle parking racks, placed throughout New York City by DOT. They to encourage cycling for commuting, short trips and errands. CityRacks accommodate all types of bicycles and locks. CityRacks are not intended to be used for long-term parking. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. To contact Community Board 6, email email@example.com.
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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our government and impact public policy through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality comes from its unique decentralized structure; working at the national, state, and local levels. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties at any level of government.
While the League's legislative priorities change to reflect the needs of society, our organization remains true to its basic purpose: to make democracy work for all citizens.
For more about the League’s advocacy goals, take a look at our Impact on Issues at the local, state and national levels:
New York City League of Women Voters
New York State League of Women Voters
National League of Women Voters
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