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Neighborhood Recycling Statistics


Want to know how well your neighborhood is recycling compared to the rest of the City? Follow the instructions below to find information on New York City's residential recycling diversion rate. (Information is presented for the previous fiscal year.)

The diversion rate represents the portion of total discarded materials collected by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) that is diverted from disposal through recycling. It is calculated by dividing the weight of DSNY collected recyclables by the weight of DSNY collected refuse and recyclables.

Instructions for Accessing Diversion Rate Information


Go to My Neighborhood Statistics leaving NYCWasteLess and click on the first link.

My Neighborhood Statistics lets NYC residents know how City agencies are performing in their neighborhood by viewing locally mapped performance statistics using a street address or intersection. Color-shaded maps also allow for easy comparisons of highs and lows in different neighborhoods.


Enter either street address or street intersection for an area of interest, select the appropriate borough, and then click "Map it!"

STEP 3:  

Choose the tab for Infrastructure, Administrative and Community Services.

Diversion rate information is labeled as Curbside and Containerized Recycling Diversion Rate.

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closer image of infrastructure tabCitywide diversion rate information is presented for the previous fiscal year (which runs from July 1 through June 30).

Community board diversion rate (based upon the address entered in Step 1 above) appears next to the citywide figure.

Clicking on the pdf file under Map opens a map of citywide diversion. The map shows fiscal year diversion rate by community board for the whole city.

Find additional NYC information by visiting NYCityMap leaving NYCWasteLess.

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