Erev Pesach in Brooklyn will have more trash collection, more dumpsters, and more chametz-burning sites than ever before, according to local lawmakers.
Brooklyn elected officials, including Councilmen David Greenfield and Chaim Deutsch, along with the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, met with top officials from the Department of Sanitation to discuss additional garbage collection in preparation for Pesach.
In the area of Boro Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst, three trucks will be working from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the following sections: 68th Street to 66th Street from 14th Avenue and Bay Parkway; 65th Street to 61st Street from 14th Avenue to McDonald Avenue; Bay Parkway to 14th Avenue from 86th Street to 78th Street; 20th Avenue to Bay Parkway from Shore Parkway to Bay Parkway; Bay Parkway to 26th Avenue from Shore Parkway to Avenue P and Kings Highway.
Bulk pickup began on March 24 and continues until Friday, April 11. All residents should place bulk items on the curb during this period.
There will be recycling and garbage collection on Monday, April 14. All recycling and trash should be placed at the curb by Sunday evening, as recycling pickup will start Sunday at midnight and conclude by 8 a.m. Monday. Trash pickup will begin at 6 a.m. Monday and finish by 2 p.m.
Areas that are along routes usually served on Mondays and Thursdays will have regular garbage pickup on Sunday.
For Community Boards 13, 14, 15, the Department of Sanitation will be conducting additional garbage collection on Thursday and Monday. Regular trash and recycling should be placed out in plastic bags by midnight Sunday. Bulk items and all leftover chametz can be put out for collection on Monday morning.
There will also be special dumpsters conveniently located throughout the area until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Quentin Road and Bedford Avenue, Nostrand Avenue between Avenue L and Avenue M, Nostrand Avenue between Kings Highway and Avenue P, and Avenue P and East 33rd Street.
There will also be large dumpsters in Boro Park and Midwood from Sunday, April 13 to midnight Monday April 14th at 9th Avenue and 50th Street; 12th Avenue and 41st Street; 14th Avenue and 45th Street; 14th Avenue and 53rd Street, 16th Avenue and 48th Street; 17th Avenue and 50th Street; 18th Avenue and 55th Street; Avenue F and East 2nd Street; Avenue I and East 8th Street; Avenue L and E. 8th Street; and Avenue N and E. 8th Street.
There will be 33 sites for the safe burning of the chametz throughout Jewish neighborhoods. The fires will be allowed to burn at those sites from 8:30 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. Monday and will be overseen by Shomrim, Chaverim and the Fire Department.