How to Properly Dispose of Waste at Spring Creek Towers

By Amanda Moses

Disposing of waste, whether it is household garbage or furniture must be done properly.  Spring Creek Towers’ residents should note that there are some items that can be disposed of in a regular garbage bag and placed into the compactor chute, and there are other bulk items that require other disposal methods. 

Items that may need special attention:

  • Furniture or other bulk items left in the hallway are a fire hazard. If items are too large for the Janitor’s Closet they may be placed directly outside of it, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm.
  • As of January 1, 2015 NYC law requires that items that are considered E-Waste must be recycled and can’t be thrown out with garbage. The items that are considered E-Waste are; electronics, TVs, monitors, computers, laptops, mice, keyboards, small servers, printers/scanners, tablets/e-readers, mp3 players, VCRS/DVDS/DVR players, fax machines, video game consoles, and cable boxes. Manufacturers of E-Waste items are required to accept their products for recycling under New York State law and provide free take-back programs. For more information on E-Waste disposal visit: or contact the NYC Department of Sanitation at 718-334-9183

Improper waste disposal has resulted in an increase in sewer back-ups throughout the site.

The following items should not be flushed down the toilet or placed down a kitchen sink drain:

  • Unused medication and vitamins should never be flushed down the toilet.
  • Paper towels, wood, bones, dead fish, glass, cat litter, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, and tampons should never be flushed down the toilet.
  • Do not flush corrosive substances, which are items that can deteriorate the pipes.

By disposing of waste properly, we create a clean and safe environment for everyone.  If you have any questions or concerns about waste disposal, please contact maintenance at 718-240-4646.