File Complaints On Trashed Sidewalks In New York City

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How To File A Complaint About Trashed Sidewalks In New York City

New York City has a huge population. With so many people in one place, things are bound to get messy. Trash cans overflow or get knocked over, but how can you make a complaint about trash on the sidewalk? Who can you make your complaint to? Who has time to figure it out? We have figured it out and this article will tell you how you can file a complaint about trash on sidewalks in New York City.

Continue reading to find out how lets you save time by taking care of time-consuming tasks like filing complaints on your behalf. Or check out other articles in the City Repairs series.

Why Complain About Trash On Sidewalks In NYC?

When there is trash on the sidewalks, people walk on it and through it and throw more down. What happens when someone slips, trips, or has a fall? What if that someone is you? You would certainly want someone to be held responsible. When you encounter trash or other debris on sidewalks, it is important for you to know how to make a complaint so that the issue can be resolved without damage or injury. The Department of Sanitation works hard to take care of these problems, but if no one files a complaint with the right department, they do not even know there is an issue.

How You Can Report Trash On Sidewalks In NYC

If you encounter trash, litter, or debris on New York City sidewalks, there are three ways you can report the issue.

NYC 311 Online PortalThe NYC 311 portal is part of the city's official website intended for trash and recycling disposal complaints. From here you follow prompts relating to the issue you wish to report. There are a lot of options to navigate, but being as specific as possible allows your report or complaint to be directed correctly. Some options include loose trash, illegal dumping, or recycling mixed with garbage.
TwitterUsing Twitter, you can access the portal @nyc311.
The Department of SanitationGo to the Department of Sanitation complaints page of the website. This page must be navigated much the same way, but options are grouped into categories like recycling violations, sidewalk obstructions, graffiti, and litter baskets. This allows the information to be passed to the right department.

Already Injured Due To Trash On The Sidewalk In NYC

If you have been injured due to trash on the sidewalks in NYC, it is important that you take action quickly. You must file a Notice of Claim before you begin a liability lawsuit. This gives the person, business, or entity the opportunity to address the incident before a lawsuit becomes necessary.

How To Report Trash On Sidewalks In NYC Using DoNotPay

The City Repairs product from DoNotPay can take care of reporting trash on the sidewalks in NYC and save you time navigating to find the right place to report the issue. Answer a few questions and DoNotPay will make sure that the issue is reported properly.

If you want to file a city repair report but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 6 easy steps:

  1. Go to the City Repairs product on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Report a maintenance issue to the city
    2. Send Demand Letters To the city for compensation

  3. If you want to report an issue, choose which problem you would like to report (pothole, broken lights, etc.) and tell us more about when you first noticed the issue.

  4. If you want to request compensation, tell us whether you 1) suffered a personal injury, or 2) suffered from property damage. Then tell us more about the incident date, where it took place, and any expenses you have already paid. Include the names of witnesses if applicable.

  5. Upload supporting documents and other evidence files.

  6. Enter the amount you want to be compensated in damages and verify your e-signature.

Why You Should Use DoNotPay To Report Trash On Sidewalks In NYC

The City Repairs product from DoNotPay will save you time and money by successfully reporting issues like trash on sidewalks or any other hazard or danger quickly and easily. If you have been injured due to trash on the sidewalks or any other hazard or danger, DoNotPay will generate a Notice of Claim letter on your behalf.

DoNotPay Works Across All Cities And States

You can use no matter where you live. The products work to save you time and money across all cities and states, not just in NYC. This is not the only time-consuming task that DoNotPay can handle for you. Check out other articles in the City Repairs product series.

  1. Traffic Light Reporting
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