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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

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.

Subject: 

Limitation on Size of Solid Waste Receptacles

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

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation (the "Department") is authorized to adopt rules pursuant to sections 753(a) and (b) of the New York City Charter relating to the removal and disposition of various items from the City's streets and sidewalks, as well as rules specifying what items will be collected by the Department and the manner in which those items are arranged or sorted. Additionally, section 16-305(c) of the New York City Administrative Code requires the Sanitation Commissioner to designate rigid plastics containers as a recyclable material to be source separated (i.e. sorted and set out by residents) and collected from the Department-managed waste stream prior to delivery of Department-managed recyclables to the Sims Group recycling processing facility being constructed at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. This new recycling processing facility is scheduled to open and be operational in 2013.

 

Besides traditional food containers, there are many other consumer items made of rigid plastic that the Department intends to capture in its recycling collection program. The purpose of this rule is to designate an expanded category of rigid plastic items as recyclable material to be source separated and set out by residents for collection by the Department.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/05/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation (the “Department”) is authorized to adopt rules pursuant to sections 753(a) and (b) of the New York City Charter relating to the removal and disposition of various items from the City’s streets and sidewalks, as well as rules specifying what items will be collected by the Department and the manner in which those items are arranged or sorted. Additionally, section 16-305(c) of the New York City Administrative Code requires the Sanitation Commissioner to designate rigid plastics containers as a recyclable material to be source separated (i.e. sorted and set out by residents) and collected from the Department-managed waste stream prior to delivery of Department-managed recyclables to the Sims Group recycling processing facility being constructed at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. This new recycling processing facility is scheduled to open and be operational in 2013.

 

Besides traditional food containers, there are many other consumer items made of rigid plastic that the Department intends to capture in its recycling collection program. The purpose of the proposed rule is to designate an expanded category of rigid plastic items as recyclable material to be source separated and set out by residents for collection by the Department.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed amendments to the rule designating rigid plastics as recyclable material for source separation and collection by the Department of Sanitation.

Location: 
125 Worth Street Third Floor Boardroom - 330
NY, NY 10013
Contact: 

Andrea Ciccone, Counsel
Bureau of Legal Affairs
New York City Department of Sanitation
125 Worth Street, Room 710
New York, New York 10013
aciccone@dsny.nyc.gov