Time for Placing Solid Waste for Collection
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
Section 16-120 of the New York City Administrative Code requires that all refuse and recycling be kept inside a building or at the rear of a building prior to collection time by the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) or a private carter. These rules specify how long before scheduled collection receptacles and bags containing refuse and recyclables may be placed at the curb for collection.
Collection by DSNY
Persons receiving DSNY collection will now be allowed to place their receptacles and bags containing solid waste and recyclables at the curb for collection by DSNY no earlier than 4:00 P.M. on the day before their scheduled collection.
Collection by Private Carter while an Establishment is Closed
Commercial establishments that receive collection from a private carter after the establishment is closed will be permitted to set out their solid waste and recyclables at the curb for collection within one hour of closing provided that the establishment’s scheduled collection occurs before the establishment next reopens for business.
Collection by Private Carter while an Establishment is Open
Commercial establishments receiving collection from a private carter during hours in which the establishment is open can set out their solid waste and recyclables at the curb for collection no earlier than two hours before the scheduled collection time.
DSNY’s authority for these rules is found in sections 753 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 16-120 of the New York City Administrative Code.