Exclusive Collection Centers : areas designated for residential trash disposal; DSNY trucks will only go to collection centers to pick; data system to record accurate info.Zoning
Use current pick-up zones. Each zone will have collection centers – quantity depending on current demand
All received trash will be weighed and associated with a unique waste disposal ID, which includes name, location, type of business (if applicable), and will track trash disposal patterns. New Yorkers must create a personal profile ID and PIN No.
DSNY Pick-Up: Semi-Automated Process
Garbage trucks will only pick-up trash from the collection center. Recyclable and refuse waste days remain. Trash will be collected on a timely schedule and adjusted based on demand.
Who’s involved (Stakeholders)?
(anyone who dumps trash in the street): residential, commercial, small business
- Government departments for planning/implementing:
Dept of Sanitation NYC, DOT – Urban planning department, EPA, NYC Business Integrity Commission
- Labor unions
Action Carting and Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly IESI), are fully unionized; their New York City refuse collection truck workers are represented by several unions including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Workers of America
- Government departments
DSNY picks up garbage from all city agencies
- City Council
To enact long-term policy change
- Cost Savings
- Cleaner streets (due to leaking bags)
- Reduced rodent problem
- Reduced labor costs = savings for the city
- Reduced job-related injuries for DSNY
- Better for the environment
- More efficient driving routes: reduction in vehicle emissions
- Trucks only drive with full loads, reduced number of trucks to pick up garbage