New York City
… is by far the largest city in the United States, with
a population of more than 8.5 million inhabitants.
19,000 lane miles plowed by DSNY
during every storm.
Sanitation workers regularly empty 23,500 litter
baskets on sidewalks across New York City.
7.25 million tons of snow cleared
by DSNY during one storm
The number of vehicles in
the fleet of DSNY.
New York City has taken on the
challenge of sending zero waste to
landfills by 2030.
The number on tons of material that
DSNY manages every year.
“Without DSNY and
Mack trucks, the whole city
would shut down when hit
by a big snow storm.”
JOHN STUART, MANAGER OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS, MACK TRUCKS
About 1,200 Mack refuse trucks and 350 recycling trucks are used to collect
waste and recyclables on the streets of New York every day. DSNY has a total
of about two dozen different types of Mack trucks with many different uses. ”The
trucks are like Swiss army knives. The most important aspect of the garbage
truck is its ability to plow snow and work for five to seven days without stopping.
Not many other trucks can do that. Without DSNY and Mack trucks, the whole
city would shut down when hit by a big snow storm,” says John Stuart, Manager
of National Accounts, Mack Trucks.
Source: DSNY 2016 Annual Repor t
In a single shift, a collection
crew can pick up 10 tons
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