Welcome to the
NYC Department of Sanitation

Somethings to keep in mind.

  • It all begins in FBF (Training), then off into a brand new career, and just keep in mind for the remainder of your career “SAFETY FIRST SAFETY ALWAYS”.
  • After your training you will be assigned to a district where you are at for your career or until you put a transfer to another location.
  • The first 30 days in your district will be spent days, enjoy it while it last, after that you will be nights for a while, in some cases for a very long time (couple of years).
  • If at any time you have a problem, you will have a lot of help to navigate the do’s and don’ts.
  • Sources to answers are your peers, supervisor and most importantly your shop stewards.
  • Safety First!
  • Ignorance is not bliss; keep up with the rules (a lot of those).
  • Be on time.
  • They will terminate you! Especially during your probation, if they see you might be a problem for the next 22 years or more.

Oh! What a job.

One of the most honorable and desired jobs out there, there ain’t too many jobs where people don’t want to see you, but they know when you don’t pass around.

Well I am fortunate to have had a job like that. You will constantly hear me say us, we and such, because even though I was a supervisor, I still feel like I was a sanitation worker during my career.

Harry Nespoli President

25 Cliff Street
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-964-8900
Fax: 212-964-6470