Resources and Opportunities for the North Flatbush Avenue Community

Electric Bicycles and More — Know the Laws! Not everything is an E-bike — know the laws, including how fast you’re allowed to go and where you’re allowed to ride. Click HERE for a handy graphic!

Illegal Dumping Reward Program It is illegal to dispose of home and/or business garbage in a public trash bin — this includes our Big Bellies and corner bins in our district. If waste is coming from a vehicle, fines for the owner of the vehicle range from $1,500 to $20,000. In instances where the owner and the operator are different, the maximum fine can go up to $40,000. DSNY has a reward program where individuals who report on illegal dumping can earn up to 50% of the amount collected as a reward. Click HERE to read more. Individuals disposing of home and/ or business garbage in public trash bins can also be fined if the waste is NOT coming from a vehicle (this is called “improper disposal,” and is also illegal).