Limitation on Size of Solid Waste Receptacles
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
The Department of Sanitation is proposing a rule that would limit the size of receptacles containing solid waste that are set out for collection by the Department. Specifically, this rule would limit the maximum size of such receptacles to fifty-five gallons. This rule will ensure that receptacles are of an acceptable size for the Department’s sanitation workers to safely handle in the course of their collection duties. Violators will be subject to a fine for using an improper receptacle as set forth in Section 16-120 of the Administrative Code. The fine for a first violation will be $100. The fine for a second violation in a twelve month period will be $100. The fine for a third and any subsequent violations in a twelve month period will be $200.
DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in section 753of the New York City Charter.