Amendment of Sanitation Penalty Schedule (Organic Waste Recycling)
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
On October 2, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg signed into law Intro 1107-A, which became Local Law 77 of 2013 (Local Law 77), in relation to the collection of food waste. Specifically, this law codified the Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) organic waste collection pilot program and made several technical amendments to section16-308 of the New York City Administrative Code.
Several subdivisions of section 16-308 that DSNY currently enforces were relettered. These sections relate to a city yard waste collection program. This proposed rule amends ECB’s Sanitation Penalty Schedule to reflect the relettering of subdivisions of section 16-308 by Local Law 77. The penalties for these violations remain unchanged.
The former subdivision (e) of section 16-308 of the Administrative Code establishes requirements related to the manner in which yard waste should be set out for collection by DSNY. Local Law 77 relettered subdivision (e) as subdivision (f).
The former subdivision (f) of section 16-308 of the Administrative Code, establishes requirements applicable to business that generate yard waste. Local Law 77 relettered subdivision (f) as subdivision (g).
ECB’s authority for these rules is also found in section 1049-a of the New York City Charter.