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DSNY Unveils 1st All-Electric Street Sweeper In Effort To Reduce Carbon Footprint

By News 12 Staff, May 06, 2021, 5:43pm EDT • Updated on:May 06, 2021, 6:20pm EDT

The Department of Sanitation took a major step in efforts to reduce its carbon footprint Thursday by unveiling its first all-electric street sweeper in Brooklyn. 

It’s the first battery-operated, zero-emissions broom to be used in the country. 

"Thanks to the DSNY, every resident in New York enjoys clean streets -- but thanks to this all-electric broom, they can also enjoy clean air now as well,” said Project Manager at New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Jason Zimbler.

With over 400 street sweepers in use across the city, the new electric-powered vehicle will join the fleet to help clean the streets of Bushwick as part of a pilot program.

"We’re going to do a lot more of this work to ensure again that our sanitation workers are in the most state-of-the-art equipment that is safe, that is good for the environment,” said City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

Department of Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson says the sweepers are just as efficient, if not more than the diesel-powered ones. He says they are quieter and will make a huge impact on air quality.

"Every time we switch to a fully electric vehicle, we are reducing 100% the greenhouse gas impact,” said Grayson.

They said they hope by the beginning to reduce their carbon footprint, others will follow suit.

"We’re doing the right thing today in Brooklyn, we're doing the right thing for New York City, this goes nationwide, this goes worldwide,” said Grayson.

The DSNY says they hope to have a fully electric fleet by 2040 of both garbage trucks and street sweepers.


We mentioned in our last newsletter that 2020 was a challenging year for us all. We have all had to make sacrifices small and large. Here at Global, we are with you and as always, ready to support you as best we can.

We didn’t see our sweepers cleaning up after the famous New Year’s Eve party in Times Square this year due to the pandemic. Much of our wonderful country has been in some form of lockdown. Many businesses are closed, temporarily or even permanently. Travel has been hampered for families and commercially alike. We have all been touched by it in some manner.

However, cities around the USA continue to work hard to keep their communities clean, regardless of current challenges and obstacles. That is what we all do. Global Environmental Products has been on the cutting-edge of street sweeping technology for decades.

2020 has been a challenging year for us all. We have all had to make sacrifices small and large. Here at Global, we are with you and as always, ready to support you as best we can.

As we reflect on 2020 and move forward into 2021, we are very grateful for everyone that made this past year such a success under current issues and situations. All of us at Global Environmental Products would like to wish our industry friends, current Global Sweeper users, future Global Sweeper users and our partners in our dealer network a wonderful safe Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Are you in the market for a new regenerative air street sweeper? Whether you are replacing a current unit, adding to your existing fleet or starting a new sweeping program, consider what you could be getting in "regen" versus what you have become accustomed to or have been told to expect. Take a long look at the Global R3 and R4 and learn everything your regen could be!

The Global R-Series offers fantastic regenerative air sweeping performance on vehicle purpose-built platforms that provides features and benefits the others could only dream of. The sweeping performance of the R3 or R4 is second to none, but operator safety and comfort and ease of maintenance are what set the Global R-Series sweepers apart.

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Global Street Sweepers Clean Sweep NYC Times Square 2020

Global Street Sweepers Clean Sweep NYC Times Square 2020

Every year after the "Ball Drops" and the world famous New Years Eve party ends at NYC Times Square and everyone goes home, Global Street Sweepers line up and clean up the mess.

We are proud to say that New York City operates Global Street Sweepers, and has been for many years. NYC has the largest fleet of street sweepers in the world. Reliability and innovation is a must and always drive all of us at Global Environmental Products.

Hours after a million people celebrated the New York's iconic ball drop signaling the beginning of a new decade, work began to clean up the aftermath of the festive annual party. The Global fleet of sweepers descended to take on the monumental task of clean up. More than 200 sanitation officials worked through the night and early morning hours to rid the streets of millions of pieces of confetti, trash, and tossed novelty items.

Over 3,000 pounds of confetti blasted over the crowd once the ball completed its drop, which is about 30,000,000 pieces of colored paper. The amount of trash that was cleaned up by NYC sanitation workers after the festivities is upwards of 50-tons and ranged from confetti to balloons to party hats, pizza boxes, and empty bottles. By morning most of the scene appeared back to normal and the roads cleared with traffic flowing at normal rate.

In addition to operating Global M4 Diesel Street Sweepers, NYC also operates Global HYBRID Street Sweepers and our new M4 All Electric Plug-In sweeper as well. This is where innovation comes in. Diesel street sweepers have been around for many years, but we strive to be more efficient and continue to lower the total cost of operation of a street sweeper.

We also innovate to protect and preserve our environment. We are proud to say that our Global Hybrid Street Sweepers significantly reduce fuel consumption and gas emissions by more than 50% compared to a Diesel Engine Street Sweeper. Our ZERO Emissions sweepers are cutting-edge.

Global Environmental Products have achieved our vision of street sweepers that clean your streets with a high-performance, heavy-duty sweeping system, as well as being affordable, reliable with cutting-edge innovative technology - doing it all while producing ZERO EMISSIONS.

With all that in mind, we wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2020 and wish you all the best!

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