The OATH Hearings Division Case Status dataset contains information about alleged public safety and quality of life violations that are filed and adjudicated through the City’s administrative law court, the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) and provides information about the infraction charged, decision outcome, payments, amounts and fees relating to the case. The summonses listed in this dataset are issued and filed at the OATH Hearings Division by City enforcement agencies.
The Department conducted the 2017 NYC Residential, School, and NYCHA (NYC Housing Authority) Waste Characterization Study over three seasons: spring, summer, and fall. This study builds on decades of research and analysis into the evolving composition of NYC's waste stream. DSNY conducted previous waste characterization studies in 1990, 2005, and 2013. Each of these studies share a similar methodology of waste sampling and sorting but also included different targeted analyses to characterize particular components of the waste stream.
The 2005 study examined residential curbside collection of commingled paper and cardboard recycling (Paper); MGP (metal/glass/plastic); and trash (Refuse) that provided statistical results by housing density and income levels throughout NYC. The 2005 study also included a characterization of the contents of street litter baskets.
The 2013 study surveyed residential curbside Paper, MGP, and Refuse collections providing statistical results by borough for the City as a whole, but not by housing density and income levels. The 2013 study also included a detailed characterization of discarded plastics, as well as food and beverage containers.
The 2017 study followed the same methodology for residential curbside collections as the 2013 study but included residential curbside collection of organics waste (Organics), NYC's new service to recycle food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste. The 2017 study also characterized collection for both NYC public schools and NYC Housing Authority buildings to create a baseline view of waste generation from these sources. The 2017 study included a detailed analysis of plastics using the same method as the 2013 study. It also included a more detailed analysis of certain paper products.
The OATH Trials Division dataset contains information about a diverse range of complex administrative law matters that are filed by city agencies, boards, and commissions and adjudicated by OATH Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, Trials Division.
Such matters include civil service disciplinary and disability cases, city contract disputes, license revocation proceedings, prevailing wage proceedings, discrimination cases, loft law proceedings, Krimstock cases, where car owners seek return of vehicle seized during an arrest, campaign finance law and conflicts of interest law cases, alleged violations of consumer protection laws, and fair work week and paid sick leave laws.
The Trials Division dataset includes those closed cases where litigants appear before the Trials Division for trial and where an OATH Administrative Law Judge has issued a decision. By law or by agency rule, the OATH ALJ issues final decisions in Krimstock cases, contract disputes and most cases brought by the Department of Consumer Affairs. In all other cases, the OATH ALJ issues a recommended decision which is subject to final action and determination by the filing agency's Agency Head. If an appeal is filed, the dataset provides the date of the appeal action that occurs after the final determination.
The Department conducted the 2017 NYC Residential, School, and NYCHA (NYC Housing Authority) Waste Characterization Study over three seasons: spring, summer, and fall. This study builds on decades of research and analysis into the evolving composition of NYC's waste stream. The study team hand sorted samples into 70 main sort categories. Sub-sorting of an additional 172 categories was conducted to get a more detailed understanding of the wide variety of plastic products in the waste stream, as well as a sub-set of Paper products. Results are presented in absolute terms as the quantity by weight of each material type. The quantity of each materials is calculated by applying the percent composition to the total quantity of DSNY collections for fiscal year 2017 (July 2016-June 2017).
The residential characterization included four residential curbside collection streams: Refuse, Paper, MGP (metal/glass/plastic), and Organics.
The school characterization included Refuse, Paper, and MGP streams collected on dedicated school collection routes. For the purposes of this study, DSNY did not characterize Organics separated for diversion but instead included organic waste in the school Refuse stream. The NYCHA characterization focused sample collection from the large compacting containers used by DSNY to collect Refuse at NYCHA's large campus-style developments.
Locations and types of refuse litter baskets tracked by DSNY
Data is collected by DSNY in order to track basket locations.
Data is collected through periodic surveys by field personnel. DSNY digitizes the locations of litter baskets using GIS software.
Each record represents the approximate location, ownership, and physical type of a single refuse litter basket.
The data can be used as an approximate assessment of the locations of litter baskets tracked by the Department of Sanitation in NYC.
"Litter basket locations are subject to frequent change, for reasons that include but are not limited to: litter basket damage, nearby construction, graffiti, or regular illegal use of basket for household or commercial waste. There is often a lag time between a change in basket type or location and the reflection of that change in this dataset.
This dataset includes information of BID-owned and Privately-owned litter baskets. Non-profit and private entities wishing to place a litter basket on a public street must receive permission from the Department of Sanitation. Location data for these baskets may be less accurate than for baskets that are owned by DSNY.
This dataset does not track public litter baskets placed by other City, State, or Federal agencies, notably including the NYC Department of Parks. Recycling baskets are also not tracked in this dataset."
"Provides data on abandoned vehicles on city streets that did not meet DSNY guidelines to be classified as derelict and that were tagged and reported to the NYPD Rotation Tow (ro-tow) Program for towing. For information on how to report an abandoned vehicle, go to: http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/989/abandoned-vehicle
For each Community District, its Recycling Diversion rate (percentage of total municipal solid waste collected by the Department of Sanitation that is disposed of by recycling) and Capture Rate (percentage of total Paper or Metal/Glass/Plastic in the waste stream that is disposed of by recycling). For more information about DSNY's recycling programs, see: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/recycling. Capture rate is the amount of materials set out for residential recycling collection as a percentage of designated recyclable materials in both recycling and refuse streams. This ratio measures how much of the targeted materials are actually being recycled, which is a measure of how successfully such materials are recycled. Please note that since 2013, DSNY no longer uses capture rate information. For information on what is in NYC's waste, see: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/reports/waste-characterization.
The amount of salt DSNY dispenses from salt sites during a specific time period.
DSNY is responsible for the removal of snow and ice from all New York City highways and streets during and post snow storms. Salt usage data is collected daily during a snow event. DSNY spreading equipment holds 16 tons of salt.The amount of salt dispensed onto roadways is calculated based on the number of times a piece of equipment is reloaded throughout a storm citywide. Each record represents amount of salt dispensed from salt sites during a specific time period. DSNY uses salt usage data for tracking, planning, and purchasing purchases.Tracking salt usage gives DSNY a clear picture of each Borough’s usage percentage of the commodity.Some decisions that can be made with this data are:
- DSNY is able to make decisions on which Borough has an increased need based on their respective usage.
- DSNY is able to make decisions on which Borough has a lesser need based on their respective usage.
- Which Borough may be in need of more salt storage facilities.
- Which Borough needs more frequent deliveries for replenishment post storm.
At this time DSNY does not have any type of technology incorporated to track salt usage therefore there is always a chance of errors being made during data collection.
Location of DSNY garages. Essential to DSNY operations are our 59 garages across the five boroughs. This structure enables the Department’s uniformed personnel to efficiently perform regular duties – and quickly execute emergency response. For more information about DSNY garages, see: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/about/dsny-garage-locations
Location and resolution of reported incidents of graffiti within NYC. The Graffiti-Free NYC Program removes graffiti and other blight across the five boroughs. Graffiti-Free NYC is a cooperative effort among the NYC Economic Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Sanitation, and the Office of the Mayor.