The new leader of the NYC Department of Sanitation knows Ridgewood’s streets well.
Before the start of the new year, Mayor de Blasio appointed Edward Grayson, who grew up in Ridgewood, as the commissioner of DSNY. He served as acting commissioner since September.
Grayson is a 21-year veteran of the department, and has a family history with DSNY. His dad was a sanitation worker and supervisor, while his mom was the recycling outreach coordinator during the 90s.
Before being appointed acting commissioner, Grayson was a four-star chief and director of the Bureau of Cleaning and Collection. He oversaw the day-to-day operations for the agency, including the collection, recycling and disposal of more than 12,000 tons of waste every day.
“Growing up in Ridgewood, everyone in my neighborhood had a plan for how they’d someday serve the people of New York,” Grayson said, “as so many of our parents did, including my own.”
We wish him luck as he leads New York’s Strongest!