Beginning next week, in advance of the Jewish commemoration of Passover, there will be special Sanitation collections for residents who live within Community Board (CB) 15. You can find out if you live within the boundaries of CB15 by clicking on this link.
Next Monday, April 14, all of CB15 will receive regular garbage and recycling collection. You should place all your garbage out for collection on Sunday evening, April 13, after 5:00 p.m. Recycling and regular garbage need to be separated.
For your convenience, a public Dumpster will be located at the following locations on the morning of Monday, April 14, and will be removed before nightfall:
- James Madison High School Sports Field on the south side of Quentin Road between East 27th Street and East 28th Street
- In front of 2810 Nostrand Avenue, corner of Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue
People in charge of burning Chametz (food deemed unkosher for Passover), either in front of a home or a synagogue, must ensure that the fires are small and controlled so that the Fire Department does not need to be called to respond to an “out of control fire.” Here are some rules that must be observed for the burning of chametz.
- All fires must be supervised by a mature, responsible adult
- No paint thinner, aerosol cans, sprays, lighter fluid or any other flammable liquids are to be used to ignite the fire. These items have caused accidents and are extremely dangerous
- Water, fire extinguishers, or sand should be readily available at the site of the chametz burning
- Do not burn chametz enclosed in aluminum foil
- Chametz should be put at the curb in plastic bags. This will eliminate the necessity for retrieving and washing out garbage cans
- Do not park cars on smoldering embers
Your cooperation in following the schedule and observing these safety precautions will expedite the pickup. The chametz burning should end at 11:36 a.m., Monday, April 14.