“Forever Strongest” by Bernard Klevickas is slated to tour department garages throughout the summer before being permanently installed on Spring Street.
City of New York Department of Sanitation
A Sanitation Worker’s Collection of Salvaged Objects
Whether objects are considered trash or treasure depends on how we care for and arrange them.
New York City’s Museum of Trash Rescued by a Sanitation Worker
Tucked away on the second floor of an East Harlem garage, the Treasures in the Trash Museum features items saved from the landfill over three decades by Nelson Molina.
Getting the Dirt: New Perspectives on Trash in New York City
Written nearly a decade before she was appointed artist-in-residence at the New York Department of Sanitation in 1976, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s “Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!” points at a basic disconnect between concept and reality.