Five Towns: New Central Location for Chometz Burning, Extra Sanitation Pick-Up


biur-chometzFive Towns, NY – Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Councilman Donovan Richards joined the JCCRP in announcing extra city services for the Rockaway community’s pre-Yom Tov needs.

“It is great to see city agencies working together to carry on the traditions and cultures of our community in Rockaway. I commend the NYC Department of Sanitation, NYC Parks Department and the FDNY for their honorable service to our families,” said Goldfeder.

The Department of Sanitation will conduct additional garbage collections ahead of Pesach. Tomorrow, Erev Pesach, Monday, Aril 14th, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., in addition to the extra collections throughout the neighborhood, there will also be a stationary sanitation truck at the corner of Beach 6th Street and Hicksville Road in Far Rockaway.

To accommodate the anticipated large amount of trash, place garbage out by midnight on Sunday and put out any items for pickup that you are able to during the prior week in order to speed up the completion of the routes on Monday. To speed up collection on Monday, use plastic bags where possible. The Sanitation Department will make every effort to complete this task by 11a.m., Goldfeder noted.

Additionally, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula encourages area residents to exercise caution during their preparations for the Yom Tov. Due to the safety concerns of area residents, the JCCRP has arranged a centralized location for a community-wide chometz burning, under the supervision of the FDNY. Chometz may be brought on April 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., to the paddle ball courts at Lanett Playground on Lanett Avenue.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. you sgud see whatBP looks like with all those empty boxes and bottles scattered all over waiting for the “EXTRA” pickup that didn’t happen