See: recycling: city agencies & institutions; recycling in schools
UPDATE: The New York City Council passed 11 Local Laws in 2010 to update and expand the NYC Recycling Laws. See Amendments for changes specific to the NYC Agency and Institution Recycling Law.
Law: NYC Administrative Code (Search for Title 16, Chapter 3, Subchapter 2: Citywide Recycling Program) PDF version
Rules: Rules of the City of New York (Search for Title 16, Chapter 1, Section 16-109: City Agency and Institutional Recycling) PDF version
Summary: NYC's city agency and institutional recycling law comprises a portion of the NYC Recycling Law. It mandates the designation of recyclable materials and describes the recycling program requirements for the various generators and carters of waste. The Rules, developed and enforced by the DSNY identify designated recyclable materials, detail set out and collection requirements, including source-separation, and enforcement.
Local Law 36 of 2010 requires City Agencies to submit to DSNY a waste prevention, reuse, and recycling plan; to designate a lead recycling/sustainability coordinator for the agency and additional recycling/sustainability coordinators for each building; to maintain labeled recycling containers in their buildings; and to submit an annual report on the status, progress, and next steps regarding waste prevention, reuse, and recycling.
Local Law 41 of 2010 mandates the same for public and private schools, and also requires the Department of Education (DOE) to designate a sustainability director to oversee and coordinate the implementation of waste prevention, reuse, and recycling policies and plans for all DOE programs and facilities receiving DSNY collection service.
Local Law 34 of 2010 requires DSNY to provide instructional workshops, training curricula, and other relevant material to employees of city agencies on recycling, and leaf and yard waste composting.
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