This study was initiated in response to Local Law 19 requiring the City to achieve a mandatory recycling goal of at least 25% of the waste stream. The filed data collected will be used by DOS to implement recycling feasibility studies, pilot-scale projects, and full-scale facilities.
DSNY has concluded a one year study of backyard composting in NYC. Taking a comprehensive approach to the evaluation of composting in backyard bins, DSNY worked with Botanic Gardens to implement a pilot program while researching receptivity, participation rates, and waste composition impacts.
DSNY's report on five years of market research about recycling in New York City. The Report takes a broad and systematic look at what the people of New York actually think about the City’s Recycling Program, as well as how they feel about possible new alternatives for reducing waste.
In 1997, as part of DSNY's ongoing assessment of strategies to gauge the performance of NYC’s Curbside Recycling Program, it conducted a short-term, three-part pilot program to measure the effectiveness of mixed waste processing. Each part of the pilot is treated in a chapter of this report.
This report provides the results of a material-specific waste composition analysis of the New York City municipal solid waste stream, intended to assist DOS in focusing its resources more effectively and enhancing its capabilities in measuring the impacts of its waste prevention programs.
This document provides a comprehensive description of the portion of the New York City waste stream managed by the city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS). It is intended as a reference document. Actual FY1992-2000 data are provided, as well as projections from DOS for fys 2000-02
This report is part of DSNY's effort to evaluate their own recycling efforts within the context of other major US cities, by both looking at NYC's recycling efforts so far as well as how other major cities calculate and measure their recycling rates.
Through a number of programs over the past ten years, DSNY has looked at two strategies to recover the compostable fraction of the waste stream: centralized and decentralized (or on-site) composting. This report summarizes the Department's experiences as well as recommendations for advancing each.
Recommendations for change post 9/11 to enhance FDNY's preparedness. This report includes recommendations in operations, planning and management, communications and technology, and family and member support services.