See: recycling at home
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 Residential 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 16-108: Residential Collection Service of Designated Recyclable Materials) PDF version
Summary: NYC's residential 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.
Amendments: Local Law 34 of 2010 requires DSNY to provide relevant recycling, reuse and composting information on the department's website , and to establish recycling instructional workshops, training curricula and other relevant materials for residential building owners, net lessees or persons in charge of such buildings, and their employees and residents. The law establishes requirements based on residential building size (4 to 8 units, and 9 units or more) for owners, net lessees or persons in charge of such buildings to provide designated recycling storage areas, inform residents of recycling rules, and post instructions in designated recycling areas. The law also establishes variable fines for residential recycling violations based on building size (fewer than 9 units, and 9 units or more).
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