New York City Sanitation Dept Garbage Truck set 1/50 Sc

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  • Sold Date: Jul 13, 2009
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New York City Sanitation Dept Garbage Truck 1/50 Scale

New York City Department of Sanitation

The New York City Department of Sanitation, or DSNY, is a uniformed force of unionized sanitation workers in New York City . Their responsibilities include garbage collection, recycling collection, street cleaning, and snow removal . Like the rest of New York's uniformed forces, they have a nickname: "New York's Strongest." The section of Worth Street between Centre and Baxter Streets in Manhattan is named "Avenue of the Strongest" in their honor. The New York City Department of Sanitation is the largest sanitation department in the world, with 7,899 uniformed sanitation workers and supervisors, 2,041 civilian workers, 2,230 collection trucks, 275 specialized collection trucks, 450 street sweepers, 365 salt and sand spreaders, 298 front end loaders, 2,360 support vehicles, and handles over 12,000 tons of residential and institutional refuse and recyclables a day. [1] Under Commissioner John J. Doherty, New York City's streets are reportedly the cleanest that they have been in over 30 years. DSNY has its own police force, the Sanitation Police , composed of uniformed and undercover officers who handle sanitation related emergency calls, and enforce sanitation related laws in addition to state and city traffic and criminal
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