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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 Commercial Recycling Law
Law: NYC Administrative Code (Search for Title 16, Chapter 3, Subchapter 2, Section 16-306: Private Carter-collected Waste) PDF version
Rules: Rules of the City of New York (Search for Title 16, Chapter 1, Section 16-110: Recycling of Private Carter-collected Waste) PDF version
Summary: The Commercial Recycling Law was enacted as Local Law 87 of 1992 as an amendment to the NYC Recycling Law to further mandate recycling by businesses and buildings who have their waste collected by a private carter or recycler. The Rules, developed and enforced by the DSNY, define for generators of commercial waste the designated recyclable materials, setout, and reporting requirements.
Local Law 50 of 2007 amended the recycling law related to commercial waste by increasing the penalties for those who use a vehicle to unlawfully remove or transport recyclables intended for pickup by DSNY or a licensed hauler; and mandating reporting requirements for those who receive DSNY refuse collection, but choose to receive private collection of recyclables.
Local Law 32 of 2010 requires the completion of a study of commercial recycling as called for in the 2006 Solid Waste Management Plan.
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