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Press Release #17-54
Friday, September 15, 2017
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DSNY Publishes 2017 Annual Report
The New York City Department of Sanitation has published its 2017 Annual Report highlighting the Department’s fiscal year achievements as it continues to reach its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. Highlights include the expansion of the NYC Organics program, the launch of the DSNY app, a new street cleanliness achievement, and the launch of an anti-litter campaign, among other accomplishments.
“We are tasked with keeping New York City healthy, safe and clean, and this report demonstrates how sustainability complements our mission. Preventing electronics from reaching landfills keeps our environment healthy. A modernized, safer fleet reduces fuel consumption. Street cleaning maintains our quality of life and keeps litter from reaching waterways, which are now teeming with more wildlife than at any point over the last century. At a time when the realities of climate change are all too visible, our organics program is critical to slashing our greenhouse gas emissions.” Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia noted in the publication.
2017 by the numbers:
About the New York City Department of SanitationThe Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 689 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.