DSNY Litter Basket Inventory

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DSNY Litter Basket Inventory

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."


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Community Districts:@computed_region_f5dn_yrer:@computed_region_f5dn_yrerNumber
STATEPLANE_SNAPPEDYstateplane_snappedystateplane_snappedyNumberY-coordinate of of point snapped to DOITT planimetric blockface dataset
OWNERTYPEownertypeownertypeTextOwnership of basket
SECTIONsectionsectionTextDSNY section
BASKETIDbasketidbasketidTextUnique ID given to each basket location
STREETNAME2streetname2streetname2TextStreet name of cross street at intersection when location is on a street corner; null when location is mid-block
Zip Codes:@computed_region_efsh_h5xi:@computed_region_efsh_h5xiNumber
Borough Boundaries:@computed_region_yeji_bk3q:@computed_region_yeji_bk3qNumber
STATEPLANE_LABELXstateplane_labelxstateplane_labelxNumberX-coordinate of label point
DIRECTIONdirectiondirectionTextCardinal or ordinal direction from center of intersection when location is on a street corner; of side of street when location is mid-block
STATEPLANE_SNAPPEDXstateplane_snappedxstateplane_snappedxNumberX-coordinate of point snapped to DOITT planimetric blockface dataset
STREETNAME1streetname1streetname1TextStreet name of widest street at intersection when location is on a street corner; street name of on-street when location is mid-block
Police Precincts:@computed_region_sbqj_enih:@computed_region_sbqj_enihNumber
STATEPLANE_LABELYstateplane_labelystateplane_labelyNumbery-coordinate of label point
LOCATION_DESCRIPTIONlocation_descriptionlocation_descriptionTextLocation description
City Council Districts:@computed_region_92fq_4b7q:@computed_region_92fq_4b7qNumber
BASKETTYPEbaskettypebaskettypeTextPhysical type of basket

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