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NYC Parks urges caution during the snow storm predicted for Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Heavy ice and snow can cause hazardous conditions in parks, including falling branches and treacherous frozen park paths. NYC Parks advises New Yorkers to avoid using parks until Wednesday morning, when we will provide an update on park conditions.

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Waste

Someone throwing trash out

Parks can design a beautiful greenstreet and stewards can help keep plants healthy, but no one can fully appreciate a site if it is littered with plastic bags, bottles, and cigarette butts. Keeping a site free of litter not only ensures its place as a community asset, it reduces the amount of stress placed on the plants.

Guidelines

  • Wearing gloves, remove trash from greenstreets and street tree pits.
  • Bag and dispose of the garbage properly, in city trash cans or in your own trash.
  • Try to recycle what materials can be recycled.
  • Do not handle any materials you are not comfortable with picking up and stay away from any obviously hazardous material: needles, toxic chemicals, dead animals, etc.
  • Wearing gloves, remove trash from greenstreets and street tree pits.
  • Bag and dispose of the garbage properly, in city trash cans or in your own trash.
  • Try to recycle what materials can be recycled.
  • Do not handle any materials you are not comfortable with picking up and stay away from any obviously hazardous material: needles, toxic chemicals, dead animals, etc.
  • Call 311 if you find any hazardous materials or if there is debris that is too large for you to remove.
  • Do not store trash bags on greenstreets or in tree pits. They crush groundcover and may leak into the soil.

Tools (provided)

  • gloves
  • trash bags
  • garbage grabber

Caring for Street Trees & Greenstreets

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