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Recycling by the Numbers:
NYC Department of Sanitation
Refuse and Recycling Statistics

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898M   17.5M   1.6M   230K   330K
lbs of recyclables collected
this year
  lbs of organics collected
this year
  lbs of clothing collected by
re-fashioNYC this year
  lbs of electronics collected by
e-cycleNYC
this year
 

lbs of electronics collected at SAFE Disposal events
this year

*see details

Annual, Monthly, and Quarterly Reports 

Reports providing information on recycling and refuse tonnages for New York City.

Definition of Diversion and Capture Rates

What these terms mean and how they relate to the goals set in Local Law 40 of 2010.

How DSNY Refuse and Recycling Statistics are Compiled

How the information presented relates to DSNY operations.

What the Statistics Can’t and Don’t Show

Limitations to the statistics DSNY can provide.

Recycling Composition Calculator 

Find out how DSNY recycling collections break down into paper, metal, plastic and glass components.


Numbers Explained

 

Recyclables (total)

Recyclables (metal, glass, plastic & cartons)

Recyclables (paper & cardboard)

January, 2014

91M lbs

40M lbs

51M lbs

February, 2014

71M lbs

31M lbs

40M lbs

March, 2014

88M lbs

38M lbs

50M lbs

April, 2014 95M lbs 41M lbs 54M lbs
May, 2014 94M lbs 40M lbs 54M lbs
June, 2014 99M lbs 42M lbs 58M lbs
July,
2014
91M lbs 40M lbs 51M lbs

August, 2014

87M lbs

38M lbs

49M lbs

September, 2014

 89M lbs

38M lbs

51M lbs

October, 2014

92M lbs

39M lbs

53M lbs

Total, 2014

898M lbs

388M lbs

510M lbs

Textiles: re-fashioNYC Electronics: e-cycleNYC
January, 2014 144K lbs 12K lbs
February, 2014 105K lbs 15K lbs
March, 2014 119K lbs 13K lbs
April, 2014 137K lbs 20K lbs
May, 2014 157K lbs 30K lbs
June, 2014 161K lbs 25K lbs
July, 2014 163K lbs 25K lbs
August, 2014 167K lbs 31K lbs
September, 2014 195K lbs 26K lbs
October, 2014 224K lbs 34K lbs
Total, 2014 1.6M lbs 230K lbs

Organics (total) Organics (drop-off)* Organics (curbside)
January, 2014 3.8M lbs 172K lbs 3.6M lbs
February, 2014 662K lbs 187K lbs 475K lbs
March, 2014 1.1M lbs 210K lbs 900K lbs
April, 2014 1.2M lbs 352K lbs 863K lbs
May, 2014 1.6M lbs 263K lbs 1.4M lbs
June, 2014 1.8M lbs 217K lbs 1.6M lbs
July, 2014 1.5M lbs 257K lbs 1.3M lbs
August, 2014 1.4M lbs 291K lbs 1.2M lbs
September, 2014 1.7M lbs 254K lbs 1.5M lbs
October, 2014 2.4M lbs 265K lbs 2.3M lbs
Total, 2014

17.5M lbs

2.5M lbs 15M lbs
* Some of the food waste dropped off is included in Organics (curbside) instead of Organics (drop-off)

ALSO SEE:
Mayor’s Management Report leaving NYCWasteLess
Citywide Performance Reports leaving NYCWasteLess
NYC Neighborhood Recycling Statistics
Golden Apple Awards

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