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DSNY Proposed Amendment to Rule Relating to Mandatory Organics

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Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DSNY

Comment by date: April 3, 2024

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Local Law No. 85 for the year 2023 (Local Law 85) requires the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to establish a mandatory citywide organics collection program. This program will make the source separation of residential organic waste in the City of New York mandatory. The law requires DSNY to implement the mandatory organics collection program in 30 residential sanitation districts by October 2, 2023, and in all remaining sanitation districts by October 7, 2024. DSNY’s current rules provide that source separation of yard waste from organic waste is required in all districts in Staten Island and the Bronx beginning March 25, 2024, and in all districts in Manhattan beginning October 7, 2024. As a result of budget constraints, DSNY has determined to amend the date on which mandatory source separation of residential organic waste commences in all such districts in Staten Island, the Bronx and Manhattan to October 6, 2024.

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April 3, 2024
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Online comments: 2

  • myrtle smith

    Residential buildings are not the main source of organic waste . This should be for food servicing businesses. As a home owner I would take a month to have a half container. Who wants to open this?

    Comment added March 31, 2024 9:21am
  • Nora Tjossem

    While the mandatory separation and collection of organics is an important aspect of a zero waste future for New York City, the program will not bring us close to those goals without the funding of local, community-based composting sites. Defunding community composting sites, which not only have historically taken the bulk of organics collected city-wide and educated neighbors about the value of composting, undermines the program entirely. Invest in our future and restore funding for community composters!

    Comment added April 2, 2024 12:53pm