NYC Recycling Diversion Rate in 2015
NYC Community Districts and Joint Interest Areas geographies are from nyc.gov
Joint Interest areas, (JIAs) are "public parks, waterways, major governmental installations and similar
land uses which are not located within bounding community districts. Examples are Central Park, Van Cortlandt Park",
and airports. These areas did not have DSNY collection data.
State geographies are from @johan's world.geo.json github page
Collection and Disposal Network data are from the NYC Department of Sanitation, released through
NYC Open Data
of the February 2016 update. Tonnage Collection data were aggregated from the district-month level to the
district-level for 2015.
Landfill/disposal locations were based on
a list from CityLimits.org
and verfied through Google.
Based on these searches, I found that the geolocated addresses of landfills were actually sometimes the disposal
company’s office rather than the landfill itself. I included these for now anyway, since I think they are still
demonstrative of the distance NYC trash is transported.