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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

The purpose of the proposed rule is to prohibit electronic waste from being set out for solid waste or recycling collection in New York City and to establish that it will be a violation for electronic waste to be placed out for solid waste or recycling collection. Beginning January 1, 2015, the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Chapter 99 of the laws of 2010, codified as Title 26 of Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law) prohibits persons from disposing of electronic waste as solid waste in the State of New York. This act will prohibit electronic waste from being placed or disposed of in any solid waste management facility, or being placed out for collection for disposal at a solid waste management facility or hazardous waste management facility in the state of New York. Therefore, Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) seeks to amend its rules to clarify that it shall be a violation for any person to place electronic waste out for solid waste or recycling collection. Pursuant to section 753 of the New York City Charter, the Commissioner of the DSNY is charged with responsibility for the functions and operations of the City related to waste disposal. Section 1043 of the New York City Charter authorizes agencies to adopt rules necessary to carry out the duties delegated to them by law. Additionally, DSNY has authority under sections 16-118 and 16-120 of the New York City Administrative Code to issue violations to persons who improperly dispose of solid waste.

Subject: 

DSNY Proposed Rule on Electronic Waste Disposal.

Location: 
3rd Floor Hearing Room
125 Worth Street Room 330
New York, NY 10013
Contact: 

Ellen Cooper
646-885-4989
ecooper@dsny.nyc.gov

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

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.

Subject: 

.DSNY Proposed Rules Regarding Time for Placing Solid Waste for Collection

Location: 
DSNY Headquarters
125 Worth Street Room 819
New York , NY 10013
Contact: 

Madelynn Liguori (646) 885-4786
mliguori@dsny.nyc.gov

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