Employment: DSNY Snow Laborers

Register Now to Help Clear Snow and Ice After Major Winter Storms

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that starting today, individuals interested in working as an emergency snow laborer for the upcoming snow season may now register at their local Sanitation garage. Snow laborers are per-diem workers who shovel snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and step streets in the City after heavy snowfalls.

Individuals interested in registering with the DSNY can do so weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The list of garage locations can be found at www.nyc.gov/sanitation. Snow laborers will be paid $15 per hour, and $22.50 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week, an increase from the previous year.

“While the uniformed men and women of the Department of Sanitation concentrate their efforts on driving snow plows and salt spreaders to keep city streets accessible, Emergency Snow Laborers work in areas important to pedestrians to help keep the city moving,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “Snow laborers work to clear the city’s crosswalks, fire hydrants, step streets and bus stops, and allow for the quicker removal of snow and ice in these areas.”

Snow laborers must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible to work in the United States, and capable of performing heavy physical labor.

All applicants must bring the following items at the time of registration:

  • Two small photos (1 ½ square)
  • Original and copy of two forms of identification
  • Social Security card

Individuals may also register at select Department of Transportation locations. The offices will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and require the same photographs and identification.

  • Flatbush Yard
    2900 Flatbush Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Bronx Yard
    Mosholu Ave. and Broadway (Van Cortlandt Park)
    Bronx, NY
  • Kew Loop Yard
    78-88 Park Drive East
    Queens, NY
  • Harper Street Yard
    32-11 Harper Street
    Queens, NY
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