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Local Law 50 (of 2007) Supplemental Collection


See: what to recycle with sanitation 

Update: Local Law 50 of 2007 is now part of Local Law 56 of 2013.

Law: NYC Administrative Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Title 16: Sanitation, Unlawful Removal and Acceptance of Recyclable Material 16-461)

Summary: According to Local Law 50 of 2007 leaving NYCWasteLess, those who receive Sanitation collection leaving NYCWasteLess for some of their refuse or recyclables but use a private carter for other refuse or recyclables must file notarized copies of their signed service agreements with the Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) leaving NYCWasteLess.

The service agreements submitted to Sanitation must include the following:

  • taxpayer identification information
  • agreed price terms
  • estimated quantity of recyclable materials to be removed and the agreed removal days and times
  • duration of the agreement

On or before February 1st and August 1st of every year, private carters removing recyclable materials (according to the written agreements described above) must report to the Commissioner of Sanitation the weight of each type of recyclable material removed during the periods of July 1st to December 31st and January 1st to June 30th, respectively.

The law further states that it will be unlawful to submit a report containing false or deceptive information. Fines range from $100 to $5,000 per offense.

Also See: nyc recycling law

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