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New York State Lawn Litter Law

See: citizen complaint for lawn litter violators leaving NYCWasteLess at NYC Dept of Sanitation (DSNY)

Law: Laws of NY State leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for General Business Law (GBS), Article 26, Section 397-A: Distributing unsolicited advertising on private property prohibited; certain cities.)

Rules: Rules of the City of New York leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 16, Chapter 16: Advertisements on Private Property) PDF version leaving NYCWasteLess

Summary: The Lawn Litter Law, enacted as Chapter 585 of the Laws of 2007, allows property owners to post a sign stating that they don't want to receive hand-delivered advertising circulars and solicitations, and creates fines for violators. This law only applies to NYC (cities with a population of 1 million or more). NYC Dept of Sanitation has enforcement authority over this law and has created Rules for sign specification and enforcement.

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