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NYC Residential Recycling Law

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UPDATE: Rules of the City of New York leaving NYCWasteLess (Title 16, Chapter 1, Section 1-08: Residential Collection Service of Designated Recyclable Materials) The NYC Department of Sanitation has expanded its Collection Rule to include additional rigid plastics that were not previously accepted.

Law: NYC Administrative Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Title 16, Chapter 3, Subchapter 2: Citywide Recycling Program)

Rules: Rules of the City of New York leaving NYCWasteLess (Title 16, Chapter 1, Section 1-108: Residential Collection Service of Designated Recyclable Materials)

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 leaving NYCWasteLess identify designated recyclable materials, detail set out and collection requirements, including source-separation, and enforcement.

Amendments: Local Law 34 of 2010 leaving NYCWasteLess requires DSNY leaving NYCWasteLess to provide relevant recycling, reuse and composting information on the department's website leaving NYCWasteLess, 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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