Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) addressed the community Thursday morning after an influx of NYC Sanitation summonses have been handed out to residents for putting their garbage out prematurely Erev Shabbos.
Since garbage pick-up is on Wednesdays and Saturdays in certain parts of Boro Park, NYC Sanitation has accommodated the Jewish community, allowing residents to put out their garbage as close to sundown as possible on Friday afternoon. Several residents have contacted Assemblyman Hikind’s office with complaints, claiming they were ticketed for putting their garbage out “too early” for Saturday’s pick-up.
“We greatly appreciate and understand the accommodation that the NYC Sanitation has made for us in allowing garbage to be put out before candle lighting,” Hikind said.
Added Hikind: “Every resident should be aware that they will receive a NYC Sanitation summons should they put their garbage out hours before Shabbos. To avoid being ticketed, wait until just before candle lighting to put your garbage out. I encourage everyone to help your fellow neighbor in adhering to this accommodation the City has generously made for us.”