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Operations

The Department of Sanitation is the City agency responsible for managing the City’s solid waste stream through the collection, disposal, and recycling of residential, institutional, and state- and federal agency-generated waste within the City.

DSNY is also responsible for cleaning the City’s streets, sidewalks, and vacant lots, and in the winter, is responsible for clearing the snow and ice from approximately 6,000 miles of City streets.

The agency is also tasked with the removal of abandoned vehicles from City streets, and the collection of waste from litter baskets located throughout the City.

DSNY operates 59 district garages, and manages a large fleet of collection trucks, mechanical brooms, and other support vehicles.