In the midst of the pandemic, the City cut the DSNY’s budget pretty drastically, but this year the funding was restored! We’ve seen an increase in public litter basket pickups by more than 100 trucks per week, including Sundays. More programs have been added as well. The “Precision Cleaning Initiative” was announced, which will have borough-based teams conduct targeted cleanings of problem areas. DSNY also introduced “Community Clean-Up Vans” which will support the efforts of volunteer neighborhood cleanups.