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Commercial Waste Generation Audits – NOTE: The rules become effective in each zone as the commercial waste zones get implemented. The effective date reflected below does not apply.

Rule status: Adopted

Agency: DSNY

Effective date: January 29, 2022

Proposed Rule Full Text
DSNY-Proposed-Amendment-of-Commercial-Waste-Zone-Rules-waste-audit-Certifcations-and-Hearing-Information-1.pdf

Adopted Rule Full Text
waste-audit-rule-for-final-clean-Nov-8-2021_law-9pm-Legal-12133945_138258-KB.pdf

Adopted rule summary:

The New York City Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) is adopting rules that establish requirements related to commercial waste generation audits for carters operating in commercial waste zones, establish fees for the commercial waste zones program, and amend definitions

Online comments: 1

  • Robert Phinney

    While it is a good idea to require baseline audits, the scaled approach simply is not realistic. Grouping a 15000 SF commercial property with a 2.5M SF commercial property in a one-size-fits-all fee structure does not account for the fact that audits for buildings larger than 75k-100k SF cost more than the $2000 cap proposed, let alone buildings in the multiple hundreds of thousands or millions of SF so common across the city. Consult with current audit service providers to develop a more practical scaled approach or we’ll all suffer from the “you get what you pay for” results – which will be nothing.

    Comment added August 25, 2021 4:02pm

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