Sanitation (DSNY)


The Department of Sanitation keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting recycling, and disposing of waste, cleaning streets, sidewalks, and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department has nearly 10,000 employees, operates 59 district garages, and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 collection trucks to collect a combined 12,999 tons of recyclables and refuse per day. DSNY operates one rail-based transfer station and regulates private waste transfer stations citywide. The Department clears snow and ice from 6,500 miles of streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.



  125 Worth St., New York NY, 10013    Map this

Contact Numbers

Complaints/Information/Recycling Dial 311 or:  (212) NEW-YORK
Fax:  (212) 941-2110


Kathryn Garcia , Commissioner. $226,366.
Appointed March 31, 2014. The Sanitation Commissioner is also a member, ex-officio, of the Environmental Control Board and the Treasurer and Trustee of the Relief & Pension Fund of the Department of Street Cleaning.
Chief of Staff - Gregory P. Anderson
(646) 885-4977